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rooftree

[roof-tree, roo f-]
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noun
  1. the ridgepole of a roof.
  2. the roof itself.

Origin of rooftree

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at roof, tree
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Examples from the Web for rooftree

Historical Examples

  • He was alone under his own rooftree, alone with an oppressive silence and his own thoughts.

    Poor Man's Rock

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

  • She had seen a framework erected, a rooftree set, and joists and rafters and beams swinging into place.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Elizabethan London was a musical city, and part-singing was cultivated beneath the rooftree of every well-to-do burgher.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan

  • The fire licked up the trees, and the farm, and the rooftree before their eyes.

  • Settled under their own rooftree in the golden land of California, the family for a time were measurably happy.

    The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson

    Nellie van De Grift Sanchez


British Dictionary definitions for rooftree

rooftree

noun
  1. another name for ridgepole
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