Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, a roof formed like an inclined plane, the slope being all on one side. Also called shed-roof.

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Examples

  • There he lay, silent and, as it turned out afterwards, dead as a door-nail, the strangest old fellow ever eyes looked upon, dressed in shabby sorrel-coloured clothes of antique cut, with a long grey beard upon his chin, pent-roof eyebrows, and a wizened complexion so puckered and tanned by exposure to Heaven only knew what weathers that it was impossible to guess his nationality.

    Gulliver of Mars

  • Close to the apple-tree, a branch of which indeed brushed its mossed pent-roof, stood the Well-House.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • Close to the apple-tree, a branch of which indeed brushed its mossed pent-roof, stood the well-house.

    Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

  • He turned aside, and, finding it empty, stood under the pent-roof for shelter.

    Wessex Tales

  • To Aunt Priscilla it appeared to be hours, though it could only have been some minutes, before the shape reached the house-door, and sunk down out of sight on the threshold, under the shadow of the little pent-roof over the doorway.

    The Christmas Child

  • 'And these are, it's said, the three domestic counsellors,' remarked the lad, and with his strong arms he pushed under the pent-roof the sledge that had remained outside.

    Master and Man

  • The compact, pent-roof combustion chamber has a high 12.0: 1 compression ratio with 26mm intake valves and

    AMA News

  • A sterling example of this philosophy is Honda's mid-Eighties Civic Wagon, the pioneering pent-roof with the brand's then-new RealTime 4WD system.

    Autoblog

  • ‘And these are, it’s said, the three domestic counsellors,’ remarked the lad, and with his strong arms he pushed under the pent-roof the sledge that had remained outside.

    Master and Man

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