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 Cool off with panoramic views from the rooftop pool deck, the only of its kind in Santa Monica. Anna Haines, Forbes, 20 June 2022 The residence is ripe for entertaining and has a large saltwater pool with a swim-up bar, a hot tub, cabana, fire pit and a rooftop deck. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 15 June 2022 The living room gives way to outdoor space, while a spacious rooftop deck complete with a hot tub sits above. Tommy Mcardle,, 15 June 2022 Features for tenants will include bike racks, barbecue grills, a pet spa, a bike storage area and a 700-square-foot fitness center, The sixth floor will include a rooftop deck. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 31 May 2022 The custom home comes with a wine cellar, game room and entertainment loft, as well as a rooftop deck overlooking the Strip. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2022 Among the houseboats for rent at Holly Bluff Marina in Deland is the 60-foot-long Silver Glen, which sleeps ten people and has spacious interior lounges as well as a rooftop deck for soaking up the Sunshine State's abundant vitamin D. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 13 May 2022 At this neighborhood favorite for coastal Mexican fare, hang out by the cactus plants on the rooftop deck. Robin Soslow, Chron, 10 May 2022 The roughly half-acre lot has a dock, a pool, an outdoor kitchen and a rooftop deck, said Mr. Gojanovic. Sarah Paynter, WSJ, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rooftop

1564, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Rooftop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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