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Meaning of LEAN-TO

Pronunciation:  'leen`too

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  rough shelter whose roof has only one slope
 

LEAN-TO is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: shelter

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lean"-to`\, a. (Arch.)
Having only one slope or pitch; -- said of a roof. -- n. A
shed or slight building placed against the wall of a larger
structure and having a single-pitched roof; -- called also
{penthouse}, and {to-fall}.



   The outer circuit was covered as a lean-to, all round this
   inner apartment.                            --De Foe.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: booth, crib, gatehouse, hut, hutch, kiosk, Nissen hut, outbuilding, outhouse, pavilion, Quonset hut, sentry box, shack, shanty, shed, stall, tollbooth, tollhouse
 

 

 

 

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