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Meaning of ROOFTREE

Pronunciation:  r'ooftr`ee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a beam laid along the ridge of a roof; provides attachment for upper end of rafters
 

ROOFTREE is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: ridge, ridgepole
 
 See Also: beam, gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Roof"tree`\, n.
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.

 

 

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