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Roofs and parts of roofs

canopy

noun

a curved roof over part of a building

cupola

noun

a part of a roof shaped like half a ball, often covered in shiny metal

dome

noun

a roof shaped like the top half of a ball

eaves

noun

the bottom edge of a roof that continues out over the walls

mansard

noun

a roof that slopes at a steeper angle at the lower part than at the upper part

parapet

noun

a low wall at the edge of something high such as a bridge or a roof

roof

noun

the top outer part of a building

roof

noun

the top outer part of a temporary structure

roof garden

noun

an outside area with plants on the flat roof of a building

roof terrace

noun

a small outside area on top of a flat roof where you can sit

rooftop

noun

the outside of the roof of a building, especially when you are looking at it from above

sunroof

noun

a flat roof on a building where you can sit to enjoy the sun

thatch

noun

a roof made of dried plants such as straw or reeds

vault

noun

a curved structure that supports or forms a roof, especially in a church

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