Definition of "ridgepole" [ridge•pole]

  • (noun) A horizontal beam at the ridge of a roof to which the rafters are attached. Also called ridgeboard.
  • (noun) The horizontal pole at the top of a tent.

Use "ridgepole" in a sentence

  • "From there he gained the roof of a chicken-house, passed over the ridgepole and dropped to the ground inside."
  • "I have a wife for you — nay, two wives, for your days are short and I shall surely live to see you hang with my fathers from the canoe-house ridgepole."
  • "None of the traditional carved totems rose from the ridgepole."

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