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[roof-top, roo f-] /ˈrufˌtɒp, ˈrʊf-/
the roof of a building, especially the outer surface.
Origin of rooftop
1605-15; roof + top1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After a soak in the rooftop tub, you're ready for tomorrow's adventure.
  • She showed me her rooftop garden of herbs and medicinal plants.
  • It is a simple idea that could be built equally well on a grand scale or as rooftop units the size of refrigerators.
  • They also moved from rooftop to rooftop to deter residents from gathering on terraces overlooking the alleys.
  • Solar rooftop installation, for example, is labour-intensive.
  • There will also be a forty-five-hundred-square-foot rooftop beer garden.
  • The regime cut off electricity and water and sent in tanks and rooftop snipers.
  • She and her family live so close, their rooftop was visible in those photos.
  • rooftop solar makes as much economic sense as everyone buying a fishing boat to catch their own fish.
  • Remove the military support now needed to stabilize oil prices and shift these funds to rooftop solar.
British Dictionary definitions for rooftop


the outside part of the roof of a building
shout from the rooftops, to proclaim (something) publicly
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