/man"sahrd, -seuhrd/, n.
1. Also called mansard roof. a hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part. See illus. under roof. Cf. French roof.
2. the story under such a roof.
[1725-35; < F mansarde, named after N. F. MANSART]

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