Definitions for rafterˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

raf•terˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-(n.)

  1. any of a series of timbers or the like, usu. having a pronounced slope, for supporting the sheathing and covering of a roof.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of rafter:

bef. 900; ME; OE rǣfter; c. MLG rafter, ON raptr. Cf. raft1

raft•erˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-(n.)

  1. a person who travels on a raft.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of rafter:

1975–80; raft1+ -er1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rafter, balk, baulk(noun)

    one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof

  2. raftsman, raftman, rafter(verb)

    someone who travels by raft

  3. rafter(verb)

    provide (a ceiling) with rafters

Wiktionary

  1. rafter(Noun)

    one of a series of sloped beams that extend from the ridge or hip to the downslope perimeter or eave, designed to support the roof deck and its associated loads.

  2. rafter(Noun)

    flock of turkeys

  3. Origin: Old English ræfter. Cognate with "raft".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rafter(noun)

    a raftsman

  2. Rafter(noun)

    originally, any rough and somewhat heavy piece of timber. Now, commonly, one of the timbers of a roof which are put on sloping, according to the inclination of the roof. See Illust. of Queen-post

  3. Rafter(verb)

    to make into rafters, as timber

  4. Rafter(verb)

    to furnish with rafters, as a house

  5. Rafter(verb)

    to plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge

Freebase

  1. Rafter

    A rafter is one of a series of sloped structural members that extend from the ridge or hip to the wall plate, downslope perimeter or eave, and that are designed to support the roof deck and its associated loads.

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  1. Rafter

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

rafter(noun)

a beam supporting the roof of a house.

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