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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The upper story formed by the lower slope of a mansard roof.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a roof having two slopes on each side, the lower being steeper than the upper
  • noun A mansard roof
  • noun The upper storey of a building, surrounded by such a roof

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a hip roof having two slopes on each side
  • adjective (of a roof) having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the upper

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French mansarde, after François Mansart, (1598–1666), French architect.]

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Borrowing from French mansarde, from Francois Mansart, French architect

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