A gambrel roof on an old building.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a roof with two slopes on each of its two sides, the lower steeper than the upper
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A two-sided roof with a double slope on each side, the lower slope having the steeper pitch.