Definition of roof work in English:

roof work

noun

  • 1Mining the upper surface or part of a working or seam (now rare).

  • 2Roofing, especially of a decorative kind.

  • 3Work or repairs carried out on a roof.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Manlove (bap. 1615, d. 1671), lawyer and poet.