First attested 1461.
- A shelter with a sloped roof; also a building with a similar construction attached to the side of a building as an extension.
- The only other alternative was to lodge her in the little modern lean-to, which I have already described as being tacked on to the side of the old building.
- 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- Philander went into the next room, which was just a lean-to hitched on to the end of the shanty, and came back with a salt mackerel that dripped brine like a rainstorm. Then he put the coffee pot on the stove and rummaged out a loaf of dry bread and some hardtack.
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