ridgepole


ridge·pole

noun \ˈrij-ˌpōl\

Definition of RIDGEPOLE

1
:  the highest horizontal timber in a roof against which the upper ends of the rafters are fixed
2
:  the horizontal pole at the top of a tent

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First Known Use of RIDGEPOLE

1774

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