- the ridgepole of a roof
- a roof
- The primary beam of a roof, ridgepole; hence, the roof. [from 14th c.]
- Now for me the woods may wither, now for me the rooftree fall. "” Tennyson.
- (figuratively) A home; household.
- The correct costume had to be hand-made by each individual or 'rooftree' (family group) ... "” The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift