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roof garden

a garden on the flat roof of a house or other building.
the top or top story of a building, having a garden, restaurant, or the like.
Origin of roof garden
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The dinner at Jack's had been excellent, and the roof-garden prime-chop.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
  • The girl turned, and, as on the night at the roof-garden, found the man's eyes upon her.

    Ben Blair Will Lillibridge
  • He did not move until the whirr of the bell and the clang of the gate told him the roof-garden was his own again.

    The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull
  • She had married the man with whom she did a turn at the roof-garden.

  • When summer comes I shall live up on the leads and make a roof-garden.

    The Daughters of a Genius Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • After dining we went to a roof-garden vaudeville that was being much praised.

    Options O. Henry
  • Afterward they went to a midnight roof-garden, and at first it was rather dreary.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • In case of war, all roof-garden waiters should be recruited in a special regiment and sent out in advance of everything.

    Last Words Stephen Crane
  • Upstairs there would be bridge tables for the older members of the party and the supper would be served on the roof-garden.

  • Among the people standing at the roof-garden entrance and wishing they could crowd in, there was a stir.

    Mask of Death Paul Ernst
British Dictionary definitions for roof-garden

roof garden

a garden on a flat roof of a building
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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