Definition of Rooftree

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Ridge, Ridgepole
Generic synonyms: Beam
Group relationships: Gable Roof, Saddle Roof, Saddleback, Saddleback Roof



Definition of Rooftree

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

Definition of Rooftree

1. Noun. The primary beam of a roof, ridgepole; hence, the roof. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) A home; household. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rooftree

1. a horizontal timber in a roof [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rooftree

1. The beam in the angle of a roof; hence, the roof itself. "Now for me the woods may wither, now for me the rooftree fall." (Tennyson) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rooftree

roofings
roofless
rooflessness
rooflet
rooflets
rooflike
roofline
rooflines
roofs
roofscape
roofscapes
roofspace
roofspaces
rooftop
rooftops
rooftree (current term)
rooftrees
roofward
roofy
rooibos
rooigras
rooikat
rooinek
rooineks
rook
rooke
rooked
rookeries
rookery
rookie

Literary usage of Rooftree

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1. The Home and Country Readers by Mary Augusta Laselle (1918)
"THE rooftree I cross with emotion the threshold of the home, its very name is so full of suggestion and memories. The roof is primarily a shelter. ..."

2. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University, Herbert Baxter Adams (1892)
""A large straight pole is selected for the rooftree. Six well-grown trees, ... These trees supporting the rooftree form the nave of the tribal house. ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of the Constitution: A Study Showing the Play by Morris M. Cohn (1892)
""A large straight pole is selected for the rooftree. Six well-grown trees, ... These trees supporting the rooftree form the nave of the tribal house. ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1820)
"The walls that had once been plastered, were naked and1 shining with soot ; the rooftree and rafters were seen bare, and two large pieces of timber that ..."

5. The Young and Field Literary Readers by Ella Flagg Young, Maginel Wright Barney, Walter Taylor Field (1915)
"A gable is the triangular space at the end of a roof. farmstead (f arm'stead) : a farm with the buildings upon it. rooftree (rooftree) : the beam that ..."

6. Patriotic Poems of New Jersey by William Clinton Armstrong (1906)
"I'll tell thee of the noble men—one nobler than they all— Who dwelt beneath this old rooftree and walked this very hall. Look well about you, boy, ..."

7. Missouri Yesterdays: Stories of the Romantic Days of Missouri by Louise Platt Hauck, Burton Publishing Company (1920)
"... His Own rooftree. An uncourteous world may dub one a tramp, but it does not therefore follow that one is fond of walking. Bill hated it. ..."

8. My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard by Elizabeth Cooper (1914)
"His mother feared that a spire would be placed upon its rooftree that would intercept the good spirits of the air from bringing directly to her family ..."

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