from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sloping roof.
  • n. A metal chimney cap.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vertical series of sloping roofs or broad slats, inclined outward and downward, forming the filling of a belfry-light, and designed to admit ventilation to the timber frame while protecting the interior from rain and wind, and to direct downward the sound of the bells.
  • n. A sloping roof, as that of a penthouse: so named because the slope neutralizes the force of the wind.
  • n. Any contrivance designed to act as a shelter or protection from the wind.


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