span roof
a roof having two slopes of equal breadth and pitch meeting at a common ridge.
[1815-25]

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  • Span roof — Span Span, n. [AS. spann; akin to D. span, OHG. spanna, G. spanne, Icel. sp[ o]nn. [root]170. See {Span}, v. t. ] 1. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • span roof — noun Etymology: span (III) : a common roof having two slopes and one ridge with eaves on both sides * * * a roof having two slopes of equal breadth and pitch meeting at a common ridge. [1815 25] * * * span roof noun A roof with equal slopes • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • span roof — /spæn ˈruf/ (say span roohf) noun a roof having two equally inclined sloping sides …   Australian English dictionary

  • span-roof — inclined roof, sloping roof …   English contemporary dictionary

  • span-roof — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Span — Span, n. [AS. spann; akin to D. span, OHG. spanna, G. spanne, Icel. sp[ o]nn. [root]170. See {Span}, v. t. ] 1. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Span blocks — Span Span, n. [AS. spann; akin to D. span, OHG. spanna, G. spanne, Icel. sp[ o]nn. [root]170. See {Span}, v. t. ] 1. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Span counter — Span Span, n. [AS. spann; akin to D. span, OHG. spanna, G. spanne, Icel. sp[ o]nn. [root]170. See {Span}, v. t. ] 1. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Span iron — Span Span, n. [AS. spann; akin to D. span, OHG. spanna, G. spanne, Icel. sp[ o]nn. [root]170. See {Span}, v. t. ] 1. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Span shackle — Span Span, n. [AS. spann; akin to D. span, OHG. spanna, G. spanne, Icel. sp[ o]nn. [root]170. See {Span}, v. t. ] 1. The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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