[leen-too] /ˈlinˌtu/

noun, plural lean-tos.
a shack or shed supported at one side by trees or posts and having an inclined roof.
a roof of a single pitch with the higher end abutting a wall or larger building.
a structure with such a roof.
noun (pl) -tos
a roof that has a single slope with its upper edge adjoining a wall or building
a shed or outbuilding with such a roof

“building whose rafters pitch against another building or wall,” mid-15c., from lean (v.) + to.


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