noun, often attributive
roof·​top | \ ˈrüf-ˌtäp How to pronounce rooftop (audio) , ˈru̇f- \

Definition of rooftop

: roof especially : the outer surface of a roof

Examples of rooftop in a Sentence

They have a garden on the rooftop of the apartment building. He wanted to shout from the rooftops when he got the job.
Recent Examples on the Web The brunch shows are often held on the Crave or Union rooftop patios overlooking Hennepin Avenue. Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, 15 July 2021 Burlesque artists from around the Pacific Northwest gather on the rooftop venue at The Botanist for premiere revue performances. oregonlive, 14 July 2021 Brian Goldman said his father is known for his marketing prowess, and used the bug’s acclaim to make the first ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video, caked in sunblock and laid out in a rooftop lounge chair., 14 July 2021 The fees imposed by Alabama Power on the company’s customers who generate their own electricity with rooftop or on-site solar panels are now the subject of a federal lawsuit against the state’s regulators. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 July 2021 And while warm weather holds, pink drinks will flow at the hotel’s seasonal 24th-floor Château Carbide, a rooftop lounge inspired by the faraway Côte d’Azur. Washington Post, 14 July 2021 The amount of the fee is based on the size of the solar array, but a typical rooftop installation of 4-6 kilowatts would add between $21 and $32 every month to a customer’s electric bill. Dennis Pillion |, al, 13 July 2021 Gallow Green, the McKittrick’s rooftop garden bar and restaurant, is currently open for dinner, drinks, and its production of Speakeasy Magick. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, 13 July 2021 The Mandarin Oriental offers luxury in the Back Bay area, and The Envoy's rooftop features skyline and harbor views. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of rooftop

1564, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jul 2021

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“Rooftop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rooftop

: the upper surface of a roof

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