rafter

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rafter \Raft"er\ (r[.a]ft"[~e]r), noun A raftsman.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rafter \Raft"er\, noun [AS. r[ae]fter; akin to E. raft, noun See {Raft}.] (Arch.) 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}.

[Courtesy] oft is sooner found in lowly sheds, With smoky rafters, than in tapestry halls. --Milton.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Rafter \Raft"er\, verb (used with an object)

1. To make into rafters, as timber.

2. To furnish with rafters, as a house.

3. (Agric.) To plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge. [Eng.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

rafter

noun

1: one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof [syn: {rafter}, {balk}, {baulk}]

2: someone who travels by raft [syn: {raftsman}, {raftman}, {rafter}]

verb

1: provide (a ceiling) with rafters


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