Definition of plain tile in English:

plain tile


  • A kind of flat tile used in roofing.

    • ‘These tiles would be interspersed with the slab-rolled tiles created and carved by students and staff, and some plain tiles to keep the tapered section they covered from being too visually overwhelming.’
    • ‘Each of these blocks has a strongly individual character, and the interlaces, though cognate, do not link up, so that it is reasonable to assume that they were separated from each other by a grid of plain tiles or pieces of marble.’
    • ‘Clay plain tiles should be used, walls should be rendered smoothly and no historic timber should be cut.’
    • ‘In addition, I found that a few plain tiles had slipped from the roof-slope onto the flat roof areas and these allowed me to identify that the tiles were manufactured by Hawkins of Cannock from the markings on the underside of the tiles.’