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 (ro͞of′trē′, ro͝of′-)
The ridgepole of a roof.
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(Building) another name for ridgepole
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(ˈrufˌtri, ˈrʊf-)

the ridgepole of a roof.
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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
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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.
"Your ladyship does me proud to take refuge from the onclemency of the yallovrments beneath my 'umble rooftree." His accent was barbarous; and he, like a low comedian, seemed to relish its vulgarity.
Only a cock stood on the rooftree Co co rico co co rico In a flash of lightning.
to masts extending no more than 12 feet above the rooftree that are
The second verse of the chant reads "Forest is and was and will be, / Grundtree, rooftree, Sacred Bloom.