Definition of Curb roof

1. Noun. A roof with two or more slopes on each side of the ridge.

Specialized synonyms: Mansard, Mansard Roof
Generic synonyms: Roof

Definition of Curb roof

1. Noun. A gambrel roof. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curb Roof

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curb roof (current term)
curb roofs
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Literary usage of Curb roof

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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"A curb roof with sides set at a very steep angle so as sometimes to approach vertically ... curb roof. One in which the slope is broken on two or four sides ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"The Mansard roof is a form of curb-roof in which the slope of the lower ... Section of Curb-roof. A, rafter, the foot of which projects over the plate ..."

3. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"By means of a Mansard or curb roof the same amount of available space may be obtained ... The curb roof is frequently used in this country on dwellings, ..."

4. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1841)
"The proper position of equilibrium 'чг the rafters of a curb-roof may be ... This practical method of Unding the proper angles of a curb-roof may be applied ..."

5. Cyclopedia of Architecture: Historical, Descriptive, Typographical by Robert Stuart (1854)
"curb roof, or Mansard roof, a roof formed of four contiguous plains, ... In the plates, curb roof, ßg. A is a curb roof with a door in the middle of the ..."

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