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A roof tile curved to form an S-shaped section, fitted to overlap its neighbour.
- ‘The pantiles are made in the traditional way with wooden formers to shape the wet clay tiles to form the traditional shape.’
- ‘While the original roof structure was rotten, the pantiles were able to be reused and now greatly enhance the aged appearance of the exterior.’
- ‘The restaurant has a fresh farmhouse interior, with cream walls and red pantiles, and boasts an open view of the garden.’
- ‘Concrete Pantiles are available in a medium format of similar size to our clay pantiles, and offer some savings in material and labour.’
Mid 17th century: from pan + tile, probably suggested by Dutch dakpan, literally ‘roof pan’.
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