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
His rooftree was the Arizona sky, and his home the place where his adopted master camped at night.
The correct costume had to be hand-made by each individual or 'rooftree' (family group) and while the everyday 'habit' of
"rooftree," but another instinct, as deeply rooted, and more ready to exhibit itself, was also moving within him.
Kel lumbered back up into the air to perch on the rooftree of one of the log houses.
To see the woman they should be struggling on the rooftree to become
Jamie was sitting astride the rooftree, rocking to and fro over one hand, which he held curled into his belly.
Jarmin had to stoop to fit under the rooftree, and he shoved Skif roughly down onto the pallet, and gestured impatiently at his tunic.
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.
He slipped over the rooftree to the next chimney; the hatch into the crawl space was just on the other side of it.
Something stirred on the rooftree as I pulled the door hanging aside so Suvrin could enter.