Lean-to meaning

lēnto͝o
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A shelter or shed having a roof with a single slope or pitch.
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A shed with a one-slope roof, the upper end of the rafters resting against an external support, such as trees or the wall of a building.
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A shelter with a sloped roof; also a building with a similar construction attached to the side of a building as an extension.

The only other alternative was to lodge her in the little modern lean-to, which I have already described as being tacked on to the side of the old building.

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Having or characterized by a single slope or pitch.

A lean-to roof; lean-to construction.

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A structure with a single-pitch roof that is attached to the side of a building as a wing or extension.
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A structure, as the wing of a building, whose roof is a lean-to.
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Having or characterized by such construction.
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A roof with a single slope, its upper edge abutting a wall or building.
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Origin of lean-to

  • First attested 1461.

    From Wiktionary