[ US /ˈɹufˌtɹi/ ]
  1. 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
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How To Use rooftree In A Sentence

  • These, the writer felt, should be shown whats what, presumably by being beaten, skinned alive, rold in bolling Tar and plac'd on a Rail, or in particularly pernicious cases, Hanged outright from there own Rooftrees. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  • I worked in the wood among Use pines that now make rooftrees for my home, and at nights I went on ttilidh among some of the poorer houses of the Glen, and found a drug for a mind uneasy in the talcs our peasants told around the fire. John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn
  • He had been, so the chronicler declared, nothing less than 'the rooftree of the dignity of the western world'. The Times Literary Supplement
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