roof comb

noun
variants: or roof crest

Definition of roof comb

: a wall rising from the center line of a roof to give an appearance of greater height

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First Known Use of roof comb

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Roof comb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roof%20comb. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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