Jerkinhead
Jerkinhead Jer"kin*head`, n. (Arch.) The hipped part of a roof which is hipped only for a part of its height, leaving a truncated gable. [1913 Webster]

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  • jerkinhead — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: probably alteration (influenced by jerkin) (I) of kirkinhead : a hipped part of a roof which is hipped only for a part of its height leaving a truncated gable * * * /jerr kin hed /, n. a roof having a hipped end… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jerkinhead — /jerr kin hed /, n. a roof having a hipped end truncating a gable. Also called shreadhead. [1835 45; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • McDougall-Campbell House — Infobox nrhp2 name = McDougall Campbell House image size = 250px caption = lat degrees = 45 lat minutes = 32 lat seconds = 22.6 lat direction = N long degrees = 122 long minutes = 43 long seconds = 19.9 long direction = W location = 3846 NW… …   Wikipedia

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  • shreadhead — ˈs(h)redˌhed noun Etymology: perh from obsolete English shread shred (from Middle English shrede) + English head : jerkinhead * * * /shred hed /, n. jerkinhead. [1835 45; perh. obs. shread SHRED + HEAD] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jerkin — The word jerkin can mean: * A garment: see Jerkin (garment). * Falconer s term for a male gyrfalcon. * In architecture the term jerkin roof, or Jerkinhead, is applied to a particular form of gable end, the gable being cut off half way up the roof …   Wikipedia

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  • shreadhead — /shred hed /, n. jerkinhead. [1835 45; perh. obs. shread SHRED + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dederer Stone House-Stonehurst — U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

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