rooftree


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roof·tree

 (ro͞of′trē′, ro͝of′-)
n.
The ridgepole of a roof.

rooftree

(ˈruːfˌtriː)
n
(Building) another name for ridgepole

roof•tree

(ˈrufˌtri, ˈrʊf-)

n.
the ridgepole of a roof.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rooftree - 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
gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback roof, saddleback - a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end
References in classic literature ?
Your ladyship does me proud to take refuge from the onclemency of the yallovrments beneath my 'umble rooftree.
At last he said, in a deep, husky voice, "Now, if aught of harm befalls thee because of this day's doings, I swear by Saint George that the red cock shall crow over the rooftree of this house, for the hot flames shall lick every crack and cranny thereof.
Only a cock stood on the rooftree Co co rico co co rico In a flash of lightning.