a lean to it

artekhound

Senior Member
Russian - Belarus
Hello fellas. What does "a lean" mean in this context? Does it mean a building (a tower) is leaned and in vertical stand? Thanks in advance

-The rest of the time he stays with me. My sleeping cell is in Hardin’s Tower."

-“That’s the one with the broken battlement, no? Shattered stone in the yard
below, and a lean to it like our noble king Robert after a long night’s drinking? I
thought all those buildings had been abandoned.”
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    It means it has a tilt to it. It's tilted at an angle. It's not standing straight up and down.
     
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