roof·​line | \ ˈrüf-ˌlīn How to pronounce roofline (audio) , ˈru̇f-\

Definition of roofline

: the profile of a roof (as of a house)

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In 2017, floodwaters reached the rooflines of single-story homes as Hurricane Harvey poured rain on the Houston area for a fourth consecutive day., "This day in history," 28 Aug. 2019 The 60/40 seatback folds flat for about 5 1/2 feet of length by about 39 inches wide at the opening, but with a low roofline of 27 inches at the opening. (james Halfacre), San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Mazda3: elevated design, distinct character," 8 June 2019 The plan that was approved calls for a 49-foot roofline, which is 9 feet higher than what the city’s zoning ordinance allows, the City Council was told. Jennifer Johnson,, "Preliminary plans for 112-room hotel on Higgins Road pass Park Ridge City Council," 7 Sep. 2019 Calling the Cross Sport a coupe-SUV is a bit of a stretch, especially since the production model in the spy photos lacks the dramatically sloping roofline that's found on the Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe and the BMW X6. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Volkswagen's Atlas Cross Sport Two-Row SUV Is Almost Here," 31 May 2019 One notable sight near the roofline is an animatronic DJ familiar to theme-park devotees. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney Star Wars: Visitors cheer Oga’s Cantina at Galaxy’s Edge," 28 Aug. 2019 Sealing vents at the roofline may require professional attention. Joanne Cleaver,, "Your DIY home renovation project may actually lower its value. 10 things to know before you start the work.," 27 Aug. 2019 Like the Lucid Air, its battery pack—96kWh for the Turbo launch edition—is laid out to leave footwells for its occupants, which helps keep the sedan's roofline so low. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Fully Charged gets a first look at the Porsche Taycan EV," 9 Aug. 2019 With wood shake siding painted red on the lower walls and Tudorlike stucco and trim mimicking wattle and daub in the gables, the house also features an exaggerated, fairytale roofline. Richard A. Marini,, "Historic Tobin Hill home renovation paired wheelchair accessibility with preservation," 6 Aug. 2019

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of roofline

: the outline or outer edge of a roof

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