A tile used as a roofing material, a roofing tile; = "tile" (also in non-count use); (especially in early use also) tiling for covering the top ridge of a roof; a ridge tiling.
roof tile/ˈruːf tʌɪl/ /ˈrʊf tʌɪl/
Old English; earliest use found in Cleopatra Glossary. From roof + tile.
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