Definitions for rafterˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-
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rafter, balk, baulk(noun)
one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
raftsman, raftman, rafter(verb)
someone who travels by raft
provide (a ceiling) with rafters
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.
flock of turkeys
Origin: Old English ræfter. Cognate with "raft".
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
to make into rafters, as timber
to furnish with rafters, as a house
to plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge
Origin: [AS. rfter; akin to E. raft, n. See Raft.]
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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