1. ridgepole

noun. 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.


  • gable roof
  • saddleback
  • saddle roof
  • rooftree
  • ridge
  • beam


  • pole (English)
  • pole (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ridge (English)
  • rigge (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Sentences with ridgepole

1. Noun, singular or mass
You may also find A-frame tents with a ridgepole between the two end supports and a center hoop to create a roomier interior.