[roo-fer, roof-er]
a person who makes or repairs roofs.

1840–50; roof + -er1 Unabridged
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roof (ruːf)
n , pl roofs
1.  a.  a structure that covers or forms the top of a building
 b.  (in combination): the rooftop
 c.  (as modifier): a roof garden
2.  the top covering of a vehicle, oven, or other structure: the roof of a car
3.  anatomy any structure that covers an organ or part: the roof of the mouth
4.  a highest or topmost point or part: Mount Everest is the roof of the world
5.  a house or other shelter: a poor man's roof
6.  mountaineering the underside of a projecting overhang
7.  informal hit the roof, go through the roof
 a.  to get extremely angry; become furious
 b.  to rise or increase steeply
8.  raise the roof
 a.  to create a boisterous disturbance
 b.  to react or protest heatedly
9.  (tr) to provide or cover with a roof or rooflike part
[Old English hrōf; related to Middle Dutch, Old Norse hrōf]

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Example sentences
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
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.
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