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ridgepole

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noun ridge·pole \ˈrij-ˌpōl\

Definition of ridgepole

  1. 1 :  the highest horizontal timber in a roof against which the upper ends of the rafters are fixed

  2. 2 :  the horizontal pole at the top of a tent



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1774

First Known Use of ridgepole

1774


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