Ridgepole
Ridgepole Ridge"pole`, n. (Arch.) The timber forming the ridge of a roof, into which the rafters are secured. [1913 Webster]

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  • ridgepole — [rij′pēs΄rij′pōl΄] n. the horizontal timber or beam at the ridge of a roof, to which the upper ends of the rafters are attached: see FRAME, also ridgepiece [rij′pēs΄] …   English World dictionary

  • ridgepole —   Kaupoku, kaupoku iole, kauhuhu, kua iole, au au.    ♦ Supports of ridgepole, halake a, hānā …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • ridgepole — noun Date: 1774 1. the highest horizontal timber in a roof against which the upper ends of the rafters are fixed 2. the horizontal pole at the top of a tent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ridgepole — ridgepoled, adj. /rij pohl /, n. the horizontal timber or member at the top of a roof, to which the upper ends of the rafters are fastened. Also, ridge pole. Also called ridgepiece /rij pees /, ridge board. See diag. under queen post. [1780 90;… …   Universalium

  • ridgepole — noun a) a horizontal pole that supports the roof of a tent b) a beam along the ridge of a roof to which the rafters are attached …   Wiktionary

  • ridgepole — n. horizontal timber that forms the top of a roof and to which rafters are fastened …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ridgepole —    In architecture, the horizontal beam at the ridge of a roof, to which the upper ends of the rafters attach. Also see post and lintel and trabeation …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • ridgepole — ridge•pole [[t]ˈrɪdʒˌpoʊl[/t]] n. bui the horizontal timber or member at the top of a roof, to which the upper ends of the rafters are fastened Also called ridge′piece [[t] ˌpis[/t]] Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • ridgepole — /ˈrɪdʒpoʊl/ (say rijpohl) noun 1. the horizontal timber or member at the top of a roof, to which the upper ends of the rafters are fastened. 2. the horizontal pole at the top of a tent …   Australian English dictionary

  • ridgepole — noun a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters • Syn: ↑ridge, ↑rooftree • Hypernyms: ↑beam • Part Holonyms: ↑gable roof, ↑saddle roof, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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