Definition of roof scraper in English:

roof scraper

noun

  • 1North American an implement used for clearing snow, debris, plant matter, etc., from the roof of a building.

  • 2Theatre slang a person who occupies a seat in the gallery of a theatre, or who stands behind the highest seats (now disused).

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Sessional Papers Dominion of Canada.