Definition of Lean-to

1. Noun. Rough shelter whose roof has only one slope.

Generic synonyms: Shelter



Definition of Lean-to

1. Noun. A shelter with a sloped roof; also a building with a similar construction attached to the side of a building as an extension. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lean-to

lealer
lealest
leally
lealties
lealty
leam
leaman
leamed
leamer
leamers
leaming
leams
lean
lean'd
lean, finely textured beef
lean-to (current term)
lean-to tent
lean-tos
lean-witted
lean against
lean and mean
lean back
lean client
lean clients
lean finely textured beef
lean on
lean towards
leaned
leaner
leaners

Literary usage of Lean-to

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1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"The outer circuit was covered, as a lean-to, all round this inner apartment, and long rafters lay from the 32 angles to the top ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"In both this and the lean-to the aspect should be as nearly due south as ... For early forcing, as in vineries, the lean-to form is to be preferred, ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"... judge to lean to the side of mercy; while the issue of a contest is dubious, all judgment of the parties, or of the case, must he carefully avoided. ..."

4. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"constant and devoted ; and all his social qualities might be eaid to " lean to virtue's side." Last, though not least of nil, he was a sincere and devout ..."

5. Putnam's Magazine: Original Papers on Literature, Science, Art, and National by John Walter Osborne (1868)
"It is square, and measures at its base about thirty feet, having a small lean-to, on its east side, on the terrace of the mosque, where, most probably there ..."

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