roof-tree

rooftree

[roof-tree, roof-]
noun
1.
the ridgepole of a roof.
2.
the roof itself.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see roof, tree

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rooftree (ˈruːfˌtriː)
 
n
another name for ridgepole

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