Definitions

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  • n. The hipped part of a roof which is hipped only for a part of its height, leaving a truncated gable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The hipped part of a roof which is hipped only for a part of its height, leaving a truncated gable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, the end of a roof when it is formed into a shape intermediate between a gable and a hip, the gable rising about half-way to the ridge, so that it is left with a truncated shape, and the roof being hipped or inclined backward from this level. Also called shread-head.

Etymologies

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jerkin +‎ head

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  • Love this word. And love that there's a single solitary Flickr image for it.

    March 20, 2010