from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A roofing tile with an S-shaped profile, laid so that the down curve of one tile overlaps the up curve of the next one.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of interlocking roof tile with a rounded under and over, giving it the shape of a elongated S shape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A roofing tile, of peculiar form, having a transverse section resembling an elongated S laid on its side (�).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tile with a curved surface, convex or concave with reference to its width.
- n. A form of tile practically combining two of two original form, so shaped that its cross-section is a double curve, and so laid that the part of every tile that is convex upward overlaps the part of the next tile that is concave upward.
- [⟨ pantile, n. Dissenting chapels are said to have been often roofed with Pantiles.] Dissenting.
- n. A ship's biscuit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a roofing tile with a S-shape; laid so that curves overlap
And among them, like gulls before the wind, blew dollops of spray and chunks of froth, with every now and then a slate or pantile.
· The choice of screeding machine will also depend on the tile size required, which is basically a choice between the pantile (or Roman tile, depending on the mould) of 50 to 60 cm length, 25 to 29 cm width and 6 mm thickness (requiring 8 to 12 tiles to cover 1 m2), and the larger semisheet, which is 60 x 60 cm and 8 mm thick (requiring 4 elements to cover 1 m2).
Therefore, in the case of FCR/MCR they are suitable for pantile covers; but not for Roman tiles and not at all for semi-sheet covers.
Two different shapes are common: the Roman tile and the pantile.
The bar is moulded on a pantile after the initial 24-hour curing period.
Ridge tile manufacturing will therefore be described only where it differs from pantile production.
The lower edge of the ridge tile rests on the concave part of the pantile.
A four-arm clamp holds together the flat part of the pantile frame.
The channel part of the pantile or roman tile thus leaves a gaping hole connecting with the roof structure.
In order to avoid the wind pushing under the roof through these openings, and/or wind suction on the roof, a small bar should be moulded on the uppermost side of the pantile.