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[roo-fer, roo f-er] /ˈru fər, ˈrʊf ər/
a person who makes or repairs roofs.
Origin of roofer
1840-50; roof + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When asked what he does for a living, however, he says he's a roofer.
  • The roofer ran into a problem anchoring the insulated stove pipe to the vaulted ceiling.
  • There, he worked as a roofer and joined local acting companies.
  • It says a conventional roofer can install the shingles, but an electrician will be needed for the inverter box.
  • The roofer could wait no longer and jumped six feet into the bucket.
  • A roofer specializes in roof construction, concentrating on rafters, beams, and trusses.
Word Origin and History for roofer

"one who makes or repairs roofs," 1835, agent noun from roof (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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