roof·​line ˈrüf-ˌlīn How to pronounce roofline (audio)
: the profile of a roof (as of a house)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Flames were still jumping out of the roofline at 12:30 p.m. as fire engines poured water onto the structure from hoses and cranes. oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 In their most simple form, a gable is a small, flat window often found at the peak of a roofline to add extra light, while a dormer is a window (and often roof and siding) that actually protrudes from a home as a means of adding architectural interest. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Jan. 2023 Thanks in part to a standard panoramic sunroof as well as a higher roofline, the Cross Turismo offers slightly more headroom in the front and significantly more in the rear seats than the sedan. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 17 Nov. 2022 Many homes in Boston’s historic neighborhoods, like this one built in 1899, are protected by landmark commissions from making changes to the façade and roofline, ruling out expansions to the living space., 26 Sep. 2021 Built on a hilltop where an image of the Virgin Mary had drawn pilgrims since the late 17th century, the church’s concrete exterior was strikingly geometric, topped by jagged cubes and pyramids with angles that suggested the tiled roofline of the surrounding town. Washington Post, 12 June 2021 Apparently, Porsche will also allow this panel to stream video content, which heretofore has been considered verboten, a potential distraction to the driver. Turbo GT is only available with the elegant fastback coupé roofline. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2023 Also showcasing the latest evolution of Lincoln’s design language, referred to as Quiet Flight 2.0, the Star features a strong stance, a dropping roofline, reductive surfaces and aerodynamic enhancements. Laura Burstein, Robb Report, 21 Apr. 2022 Jenni took real advantage of the peaked roofline to bring volume into the room. Sarah Wolf Halverson And Jenni Yolo, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roofline was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Roofline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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