Term: hip roof (architecture)
The pitch (angle) of this roof is less steep than others. The meeting of four equally sloping roof surfaces gives the hip roof its easily recognizable pyramid-like shape. In many houses, the shorter sides tend to be triangular in shape, and the wider sides are trapezoidal. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
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[Source: WHS Office of school Sevices. "Glossary of Architectural Styles"