Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ridgepole of a roof.
  • n. A roof.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A home; household.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The beam in the angle of a roof; hence, the roof itself.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The beam at the ridge of a roof; the ridge-pole.
  • n. Hence The roof itself.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

Etymologies

From roof +‎ tree. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His rooftree was the Arizona sky, and his home the place where his adopted master camped at night.

    Partners of Chance

  • The correct costume had to be hand-made by each individual or 'rooftree' (family group) and while the everyday 'habit' of

    Zach Klein Universal Feed

  • "rooftree," but another instinct, as deeply rooted, and more ready to exhibit itself, was also moving within him.

    Viking Boys

  • Kel lumbered back up into the air to perch on the rooftree of one of the log houses.

    Elephant in the City

  • To see the woman they should be struggling on the rooftree to become

    Tart's Poetry Corner

  • Jamie was sitting astride the rooftree, rocking to and fro over one hand, which he held curled into his belly.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Jarmin had to stoop to fit under the rooftree, and he shoved Skif roughly down onto the pallet, and gestured impatiently at his tunic.

    Take A Thief

  • Now he sat on the rooftree with his back against one of the chimneys, using its bulk to conceal his silhouette, and took deep, slow breaths to calm himself.

    Take A Thief

  • He slipped over the rooftree to the next chimney; the hatch into the crawl space was just on the other side of it.

    Take A Thief

  • Something stirred on the rooftree as I pulled the door hanging aside so Suvrin could enter.

    Water Sleeps

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