A 19th-century waggoner's rest roofed with pantiles in Searby, Lincolnshire
, UK, in which travellers would wait for their wagons
pantile (plural pantiles)
- 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.
pantile (third-person singular simple present pantiles, present participle pantiling, simple past and past participle pantiled)
- (transitive) To tile with pantiles.