house·​top | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌtäp How to pronounce housetop (audio) \

Definition of housetop

: roof especially : the level surface of a flat roof
from the housetops
: for all to hear : openly shouting their grievances from the housetops

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All along the line of the march, citizens filled sidewalks balconies and housetops to get a glimpse of the procession. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "The epic journey of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train," 30 Apr. 2018 Today, white successors in the Indians gazed from housetops, land points, and from airplanes at the sight. Magner White,, "From the archives: When it was midnight at midday!," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of housetop

1526, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of housetop

: the roof of a house


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