from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The upper story formed by the lower slope of a mansard roof.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having two slopes on each side, the lower being steeper than the upper
- n. A mansard roof
- n. The upper storey of a building, surrounded by such a roof
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In French, a mansard roof; a dormer-window; hence, a chamber lighted by such a window; a chamber in the roof: in English used in all these senses. See Mansard roof, under roof.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hip roof having two slopes on each side
- adj. (of a roof) having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the upper
French mansarde, after François Mansart (1598-1666), French architect.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French mansarde, from Francois Mansart, French architect (Wiktionary)