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  • n. Alternative form of pent roof.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See lean-to.


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  • The farthest western reach of the telegraph lines in 1847 was Pittsburg, with three-ply iron wire mounted on square glass insulators with a little wooden pentroof for protection.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • He turned aside, and, finding it empty, stood under the pentroof for shelter.

    Stories by English Authors: England

  • Flat-top piston and pentroof combustion chamber deliver an 11: 1 compression ratio

    Top Speed


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