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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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  • Without a familiar tree or rooftop silhouetted against it, the sky was a vast and awesome thing.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • He hovered above, and dropped, light as a feather, upon the rooftop.

  • From the rooftop she could see the city spread out below in rigid pattern, and to the eastward, the winding river.

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt
  • Miela turned and shouted something to the girls on the rooftop.

    The Fire People Ray Cummings
  • The rooftop was deserted, but in the building directly across from the Star, a corridor window remained open.

    Signal in the Dark Mildred A. Wirt
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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