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
- saddle roof
- pole (English)
- pole (Middle English (1100-1500))
- ridge (English)
- rigge (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word 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.