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  • pent roof — noun Etymology: pent short for penthouse : a roof sloping one way only called also shed roof * * * pent roof, a roof sloping in one direction only; shed roof. * * * n. a roof consisting of a single sloping surface Origin: mid 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • pent roof — noun a roof consisting of a single sloping surface. Origin C19: from penthouse + roof …   English new terms dictionary

  • pent-roof — n. a roof sloping in one direction only. Etymology: PENTHOUSE + ROOF …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pent Roof — ♦ Lean to roof. (Kenyon, John R. Medieval Fortifications, 211) Related terms: Pentice …   Medieval glossary

  • pent-roof — A combustion chamber whose upper surface resembles a shallow peaked roof. Usually used with four valves per cylinder …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • pent-roof combustion chamber — A combustion chamber whose top is angled like a roof …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • roof — See pagoda style roof pagoda roof pent roof T bar roof …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • pent crown piston — A piston design with a sloping, pent roof shaped piston crown to improve the flow of the fuel/air mixture and to increase engine compression …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • pent|house — «PEHNT HOWS», noun. 1. an apartment or house built on the top of a building. 2. a small roofed structure over an elevator shaft, in which the motor, pulley wheels, and other mechanisms, are housed. 3. a sloping roof projecting from a building, as …   Useful english dictionary

  • pent- — combining form see penta * * * pent1 «pehnt», adjective, verb. –adj. closely confined; penned; shut: »pent in the house all winter. a) a past tense and a past participle of pen2: »as if he had in prison long been pent …   Useful english dictionary

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