Meaning of skillion roof in English:

skillion roof

Pronunciation /skɪljən ˈruːf/


Australian, New Zealand
  • A sloping roof.

    ‘the tilt of the skillion roof exposes a strip of glazing to the western sky’
    • ‘To emphasise the building's presence and public function, the skillion roof of the single-storey mess is raised towards the street.’
    • ‘Upstairs, the rooms are the roof, which is neither an erased or lost space—as with skillion roofs—nor a space of dust and insulation.’
    • ‘Each pavilion has what Australians call a skillion roof rising to the north and the sun.’
    • ‘The home was a slab house with skillion roof and detached kitchen.’
    • ‘You can choose between a flat or skillion roof for a stylish yet affordable addition to your home.’
    • ‘It is a soft floor that allows you to be low and look out over the skillion roof to the trees in the surrounding area.’
    • ‘The pavilions are surrounded by gardens and, through the raked skillion roofs, enjoy abundant natural light and warm winter sun.’
    • ‘From their treetop refuge they leapt down eight to 10 metres, thudded onto a nearby metal skillion roof, and scampered away.’


Mid 19th century from skillion‘a lean-to structure’.