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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings
lean-toˈlean-to noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š TBBBUILDa small roughly-made building that is built against the side of a larger building β†’ shed
Examples from the Corpus
lean-toβ€’ I spend three months of every year in a lean-to.β€’ They worked all day in the mud; at night they slept on compacted mud under hessian lean-tos.β€’ Blackbirds have raised a brood in the lean-to where we keep the logs.β€’ When I came back from fishing yesterday you were beside me in the lean-to gutting the catch with me.β€’ After a second helping, Alice took Mungo into the lean-to.β€’ We leaned back against the irregular planks of the lean-to.β€’ We lay on our mattress, propped against the back wall of the lean-to.β€’ Sorted out the test roster and Greg has worked wonders with the lean-to.
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