noun. a hip roof having two slopes on each side.
- French roof
- curb roof
adjective. (of a roof) having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the upper.
Example sentences of the word mansard
For first-story bay windows, especially on Victorian homes, the bottom edge of a mansard roof style may serve in place of an eave.
2. Noun, singular or mass
The brick mansard Colonial home was built in 1885 in Haverstraw, a town once known as the brick-making capital of the world, by a prominent local family who owned a large brickyard.