Definition of Pentroof

1. n. See Lean-to.



Definition of Pentroof

1. a roof that slopes one way only [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pentroof

pentostatin
pentosuria
pentosyltransferase
pentosyltransferases
pentothal
pentoxazone
pentoxide
pentoxides
pentoxifylline
pentoxyl
pentraxin
pentraxins
pentremite
pentremites
pentrite
pentroof (current term)
pentroofs
pentrough
pentroughs
pents
pentstemon
pentstemons
pentulose
pentyl
pentylamine
pentylenetetrazol
pentylenetetrazole
pentylic
pentyls
pentyne

Literary usage of Pentroof

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"... to weigh. pentroof, a roof with a slope on one tide only. (F. — L. ; and E.) This has affected the sense of penthouse, though they mean quite different ..."

2. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1910)
"Behind the pillars, under the pentroof and right at the back of the stage, rises a wall with two large arched doors, each about halfway between the centre ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1887)
"Looking down it, he saw a place where the bank had probably been undermined at high water and formed a kind of overhanging pentroof. ..."

4. The Manners & Customs of the Modern Egyptians by Edward William Lane (1908)
"... alternately round and pentroof), are at least half a century later than the foundation of the mosque, and even this date is very uncertain from the ..."

5. Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years by Laurence Oliphant (1859)
"Meantime admirable beds were made up for us on the bottom of our boat under the pentroof of palm leaves, which serves effectually to protect the voyager in ..."

6. Things Chinese: Or, Notes Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"A piece of sloping matting was fastened above it forming a sort of pentroof to shelter it from the rain and sun. In this basket is put any baby which its ..."

7. The Court and the London Theatres During the Reign of Elizabeth by Thornton Shirley Graves (1913)
"It is possible, therefore, that the pillars of the Swan were as the drawing shows them, and that the pentroof covered half or nearly half the stage; ..."

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