hip roof

hip-roofed, adj.
Archit.
a roof with sloping ends and sides; a hipped roof. See illus. under roof.
[1720-30]

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also called  hipped roof 
 roof that slopes upward from all sides of a structure, having no vertical ends. The hip is the external angle at which adjacent sloping sides of a roof meet. The degree of such an angle is referred to as the hip bevel. The triangular sloping surface formed by hips that meet at a roof's ridge is called a hip end. A pyramidal hipped roof, also known as a pavilion roof, is hipped equally at all corners and the hips meet at a single peak, but the more common form of hip roof is above a rectangular structure, where a roof ridge meets two hips at either end.

      A variant is the half-hipped or jerkin head roof, which has gable ends truncated by the eaves of a small hip end (or jerkin head) that descends a short distance from the roof ridge. On an irregularly shaped structure, there may be more than four hips, which then may alternate with valleys to form a hip-and-valley roof.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Hip roof — Hip Hip, n. [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG. huf, G. h[ u]fte, Dan. hofte, Sw. h[ o]ft, Goth. hups; cf. Icel. huppr, and also Gr. ? the hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lith. kumpis ham.] [1913 Webster] 1. The projecting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hip-roof — hip roofˈ noun A hipped roof • • • Main Entry: ↑hip …   Useful english dictionary

  • hip roof — hip′ roof n. archit. a roof with sloping ends and sides …   From formal English to slang

  • hip roof — n. a roof with sloping ends and sides …   English World dictionary

  • Hip roof — A bungalow in Chicago with a hipped roof …   Wikipedia

  • hip roof — noun a roof having sloping ends as well as sloping sides • Syn: ↑hipped roof • Hypernyms: ↑roof • Part Meronyms: ↑hip * * * noun : a roof having sloping ends and sloping sides compare hi …   Useful english dictionary

  • hip roof — /ˈhɪp ruf/ (say hip roohf) noun a roof with sloping ends and sides; a hipped roof …   Australian English dictionary

  • hip roof — noun Date: circa 1741 a roof having sloping ends and sloping sides see roof illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hip roof — noun A roof formed from inclined, planar ends and sides, joined at their edges to form hips, the longer sides forming a ridge at the top Syn: hipped roof …   Wiktionary

  • Hip — Hip, n. [OE. hipe, huppe, AS. hype; akin to D. heup, OHG. huf, G. h[ u]fte, Dan. hofte, Sw. h[ o]ft, Goth. hups; cf. Icel. huppr, and also Gr. ? the hollow above the hips of cattle, and Lith. kumpis ham.] [1913 Webster] 1. The projecting region… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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