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English definition of “lean-to”

lean-to

noun [C]     /ˈliːn.tuː/
a building joined to one of the sides of a larger building with which it shares one wall : a cottage with a lean-to garage Houses and homes US a shelter or simple building with a roof that slopes in one direction , used for sleeping in outside Camping
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