roof·​line | \ˈrüf-ˌlīn, ˈru̇f-\

Definition of roofline 

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

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Clearly an evolution of the Obama-era car, the new model features a sleeker roofline and Cadillac’s latest styling language, including what appear to be the same headlights as the current Escalade SUV. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Trump's new 'Beast' limousine spotted roaming New York City," 24 Sep. 2018 The sportback design means the roofline curves ever so smoothly into the tail, giving it a sexier profile than the two other newcomers in the crowded performance sedan scene, the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Jaguar XE. Robert Duffer,, "That's a Kia? Stinger puts a buzz in performance sedans," 30 Jan. 2018 The car’s low, wide stance and sweeping roofline reportedly presage a dramatic — and badly needed — new design direction for Infiniti’s cars. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Hits, misses and questions from the Detroit auto show," 20 Jan. 2018 Tange’s jewel, with a soaring roofline that still defines modern architecture, symbolized Japan’s revival just 19 years after the ravages of World War II. Stephen Wade, The Seattle Times, "Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics echo through the city’s 2020 games," 22 July 2018 Cold air for the battery comes from the front grille, which also channels air up and over the top of the roofline. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Electric cat: Jaguar stalks Tesla with $70,000 I-Pace SUV," 6 Mar. 2018 The low roofline with the third row over the rear axle and its motor components means there is absolutely no headroom. Robert Duffer,, "Review: 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is a smooth three-row marvel," 12 June 2017 View 45 Photos View 45 Photos These are stunning cars, yet fall a bit short of the E and S class coupe/convertibles in the styling of the coupe's roofline and C pillar. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "2019 Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe and Cabriolet: More Power Leads the Updates," 20 Mar. 2018 Built this year, the two-story home is modeled after a farmhouse and features a steep roofline, metal roof and wide porch along the front. Neal J. Leitereg,, "'West Wing' star Rob Lowe seeks $47 million for empty nest in Montecito," 30 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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