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[roof-lis, roo f-]
  1. having no roof.
  2. without the shelter of a house: roofless refugees.
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Origin of roofless

First recorded in 1600–10; roof + -less
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of roofless

  • There it was—that roofless cottage—that tholthan under the deep trees like a dungeon.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Our only possible mess was a roofless gun-pit not far from a road.

    Pushed and the Return Push

    George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)

  • The room where Richard was born is roofless and uninhabitable.

    Richard I

    Jacob Abbott

  • They had gained one of the roofless halls, when he encountered Balthazar.


    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • It was roofless; the walls had, in places, fallen; and the ruins were covered with vegetation.

    On the Irrawaddy

    G. A. Henty