Definition of housetop in US English:

housetop

noun

  • The outer surface of the roof of a house.

    • ‘Flat or low-slope roofs work best, but green roofs have been successfully planted on steep housetops, too.’
    • ‘The Council has taken into account the space constraints in the city and plans to promote vegetable cultivation on housetops in the Corporation area in collaboration with the civic authorities.’
    • ‘The Sacramento rose an average of seven feet, and the town of Marysville, which once sat securely above the Yuba and Feather rivers, began to build levees that rose higher than the housetops as the rivers rose above street level.’
    • ‘The player will explore this village from all sides - the cellars, attics, rooms of the little houses, streets, little stores, as well as the housetops and gardens.’
    • ‘I have been woken by them hovering over the housetops, roaring continuously and beaming a bright searchlight.’
    • ‘On that day, anyone on the housetop who has belongings in the house must not come down to take them away.’
    • ‘The government of Indonesia, for example, has installed more than 36,000 rural solar systems, 50-watt housetop modules that power batteries and lights in remote areas years away from being connected to a grid.’
    • ‘Cerri silently called for the phoenix who landed on a near by housetop in answer.’
    • ‘One of Robert's granddaughters slipped into the water as the family scrambled from one housetop to another.’
    • ‘Her boots slipped several times and forced her to slide down the other side of the housetop.’

Pronunciation

housetop

/ˈhaʊsˌtɑp//ˈhousˌtäp/