Hip (2)


in architecture, is the external angle formed by the meeting of the sloping sides of a roof which have their wall-plates running in different directions: thus, when a roof has the end sloped back, instead of finishing with a gable, the pieces of timber in these angles are called hip-rafters, and the tiles with which they are covered are called hip-tiles. The internal angles formed by the meeting of the sides are termed valleys, whether the latter be horizontal or sloping, and the piece of timber that supports a sloping valley is termed the valley rafter. Such a roof is called a hip roof.

Definition of hip

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