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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A sloping roof, as that of a penthouse: so named because the slope neutralizes the force of the wind.
  • noun Any contrivance designed to act as a shelter or protection from the wind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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