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also rooftop, 1610s, from roof (n.) + top (n.1).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for roof-top

Historical Examples

  • Somebody else is going to lose the scent on a roof-top—and I'm going to watch.

    The Floating Island of Madness

    Jason Kirby

  • Every window, door and roof-top was filled with gay and joyous people.

  • Last night the lady was reading to me yonder, on the roof-top.


    Roger Pocock

  • The roof-top was jammed with a pressing throng of—nearly naked people.

    Forsyte's Retreat

    Winston Marks

  • Through the trees she could see only the roof-top of the thatched cottage in the clearing.

    Whispering Walls

    Mildred A. Wirt