rooftree
noun Date: 14th century ridgepole 1

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  • Rooftree — Roof tree , n. The beam in the angle of a roof; hence, the roof itself. [1913 Webster] Now for me the woods may wither, now for me the rooftree fall. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rooftree — [ro͞of′trē΄, roof′trē΄] n. 1. the ridgepole of a roof 2. a roof …   English World dictionary

  • rooftree — /roohf tree , roof /, n. 1. the ridgepole of a roof. 2. the roof itself. [1400 50; late ME; see ROOF, TREE] * * * …   Universalium

  • rooftree — noun /ˈɹuːftɹiː/ The primary beam of a roof …   Wiktionary

  • rooftree — n. large timber used to support a roof, rafter; roof …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rooftree — roof•tree [[t]ˈrufˌtri, ˈrʊf [/t]] n. bui the ridgepole of a roof • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • rooftree — /ˈruftri/ (say roohftree) noun 1. the ridgepole of a roof. 2. the roof itself …   Australian English dictionary

  • rooftree — 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 (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑ridge, ↑ridgepole • Hypernyms: ↑beam • Part Holonyms: ↑gable roof, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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