a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑ridge, ↑ridgepole
Hypernyms: ↑beam
Part Holonyms: ↑gable roof, ↑saddle roof, ↑saddleback, ↑saddleback roof

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