AskDefine | Define ridgepole

Dictionary Definition

ridgepole n : a beam laid along the ridge of a roof; provides attachment for upper end of rafters [syn: ridge, rooftree]

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English

Noun

  1. a horizontal pole that supports the roof of a tent
  2. a beam along the ridge of a roof to which the rafters are attached

Translations

beam supporting rafters
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