Penthouse Pent"house`, n. [A corruption of pentice.] A shed or roof sloping from the main wall or building, as over a door or window; a lean-to. Also figuratively. ``The penthouse of his eyes.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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