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A panoramic view from the Château d'Annecy of the rooftops of buildings in Annecy, France


roof +‎ top


rooftop (plural rooftops)

  1. (somewhat formal) The area atop a roof.
    • 1993, Liz Rothlein, Multicultural Books for Primary Grades
      Why do you think the rooftop of their apartment building is called "tar beach"? (Answers may vary.)
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, pages 79-80:
      Riding the District west of Hammersmith, you immediately know something exciting is coming up, because at Ravenscourt Park you are level with the rooftops.
  2. The top layer of a roof; the material covering or composing a roof.
    • 2012, Ernest Alanki, The Chocolate Shop Perverts
      The house itself was a mound of red baked bricks and a tin rooftop.


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