housetop

noun
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

Examples of housetop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All along the line of the march, citizens filled sidewalks balconies and housetops to get a glimpse of the procession. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 30 Apr. 2018 All along the line of the march, citizens filled sidewalks balconies and housetops to get a glimpse of the procession. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, 30 Apr. 2018 Today, white successors in the Indians gazed from housetops, land points, and from airplanes at the sight. Magner White, sandiegouniontribune.com, 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of housetop

1526, in the meaning defined above

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“Housetop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housetop. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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housetop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of housetop

: the roof of a house

housetop

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

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