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1. A horizontal beam at the ridge of a roof to which the rafters are attached. Also called ridgeboard.
2. The horizontal pole at the top of a tent.
1. (Building) a timber laid along the ridge of a roof, to which the upper ends of the rafters are attached
2. the horizontal pole at the apex of a tent
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` (-ˌpis)
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|Noun||1.||ridgepole - 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|
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction