Meaning of mansard

man•sard

Pronunciation: (man'särd, -surd), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda hip roof, each face of which has a steeper lower part and a shallower upper part. See illus. underCf.
  2. the story under such a roof.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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