1. mansard

noun. a hip roof having two slopes on each side.


  • French roof
  • curb roof

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2. mansard

adjective. (of a roof) having two slopes on all sides with the lower slope steeper than the upper.

Sentences with mansard

1. Adjective
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.