Definition of hipped roof in English:

hipped roof

(also hip roof)


  • A roof with a sharp edge or edges from the ridge to the eaves where the two sides meet.

    • ‘The apartment building was extensively rebuilt in 1994/95 and the existing hipped roof was replaced by a Mansard type roof to provide an additional floor.’
    • ‘The present hip roofs did not belong there, and the new proposals are further detrimental to the area's appearance.’
    • ‘Principal Planning Officer Martin Sellens said an ideal resolution for both sides was to have a hipped roof on the end of the flats block overlooking existing properties.’
    • ‘It was often built from timber, pisé, wattle-and-daub, slab, or other local materials, rather than brick or stone, and with a hipped roof of thatch or shingle.’
    • ‘The centre will receive a new hipped roof to replace the sixties style roof, and the different floor levels inside will be brought onto one level so that disabled access will be easier and the premises will be wheelchair friendly.’