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Webster 1913 Edition


Pantile

Pan′tileˊ

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Noun.
[5th
pan + tile
.]
(Arch.)
A roofing tile, of peculiar form, having a transverse section resembling an elongated S laid on its side ([GREEK]).

Webster 1828 Edition


Pantile

PAN'TILE

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Noun.
A gutter tile.

Definition 2022


pantile

pantile

English

A 19th-century waggoner's rest roofed with pantiles in Searby, Lincolnshire, UK, in which travellers would wait for their wagons

Noun

pantile (plural pantiles)

  1. A type of interlocking roof tile with a rounded under and over, giving it an elongated S shape.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 103:
      All the gneiss roofing slates have vanished, to be replaced by pantiles painting patchworks of all possible orange hues.
    • 2014 October 26, Jeff Howell, “Is the Japanese knotweed threat exaggerated? Our troubleshooter calls for calm about Japanese knotweed in the garden – and moss on the roof [print version: Don't panic about an overhyped invasion, 25 October 2014, p. P13]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Property):
      Some old, underfired clay pantiles might be damaged by button mosses rooting in cracks and fissures. But most post-war tiles are hard enough to withstand a bit of moss growth.

Verb

pantile (third-person singular simple present pantiles, present participle pantiling, simple past and past participle pantiled)

  1. (transitive) To tile with pantiles.

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