from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Wood, felt, or other material placed under the shingles of a roof in order to provide support or insulation; the practice of furnishing roofs with such material; an installation of such material.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Thin boards for sheathing, as above the rafters, and under the shingles or slates, and for similar purposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Thin boards for lining, etc.; specifically, the boarding on which slates are laid.


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  • In Scotland, a layer of cladding placed over the rafters of a roof and under the tiles.

    December 28, 2007