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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The Emir announced the official opening flanked by children dressed in global national dress, and the undulating roofline came alive with jets of golden fireworks. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Spends a Week in Qatar and Is Dazzled by Doha," 2 Apr. 2019 The rakish roofline crops front headroom to a modest 35.5 inches or 35 with the panoramic roof. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Forever young," 22 June 2018 Visibility out the back windows is compromised slightly by a sloping roofline and large C pillars. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: GMC Terrain gives you the ride you want—at a price," 23 Dec. 2018 Cars like Ford’s Model T had a large, boxy passenger compartment raised off the ground, with a high roofline. Mike Colias, WSJ, "America Has Fallen Out of Love With the Sedan," 25 Aug. 2018 This term refers to cars that have a sleek, sloping roofline, two doors, and two functional seats up front, plus two tiny seats in back. Bob Weber,, "What is the difference between coupe and sedan?," 26 Aug. 2017 The head-on styling is SUV-sturdy with a fast slope to the rear roofline trailing to a split-glass liftgate. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Forever young," 22 June 2018 The backup camera display is tiny, however, and with the coupelike roofline and large blind spots, Alfa could use the display space better with a wider camera. Robert Duffer,, "2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio carves a sweet line in crowded crossover class," 28 June 2017 Two dormers punctuate the sloping roofline to further the classic look. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Actor-comedian Gary Valentine cuts loose from updated ranch house in Encino," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of roofline

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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