[ roof-lis, roof- ]

  1. having no roof.

  2. without the shelter of a house: roofless refugees.

Origin of roofless

First recorded in 1600–10; roof + -less

Words Nearby roofless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use roofless in a sentence

  • He fastened the horse under a half-roofless shed, and wrapping Charity in his coat ran with her to the house.

    Summer | Edith Wharton
  • Broken furniture still stood in the roofless rooms, and in front of a battered bureau Henri paused.

    The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • They climbed the broken staircase and stared toward the break in the poplar trees, from the roofless floor above.

    The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart