roof·​top ˈrüf-ˌtäp How to pronounce rooftop (audio)
often attributive
: 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.
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Word History

First Known Use

1564, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rooftop was in 1564

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“Rooftop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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roof·​top ˈrüf-ˌtäp How to pronounce rooftop (audio)
: roof entry 1 sense 1a
especially : the outer surface of a flat roof

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