Definition of Rafter

1. Noun. One of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof.

Exact synonyms: Balk, Baulk
Generic synonyms: Beam



2. Verb. Provide (a ceiling) with rafters.
Category relationships: Architecture
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

3. Noun. Someone who travels by raft.
Exact synonyms: Raftman, Raftsman
Generic synonyms: Traveler, Traveller
Derivative terms: Raft

Definition of Rafter

1. n. A raftsman.

2. n. 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. v. t. To make into rafters, as timber.

Definition of Rafter

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. flock of turkeys ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rafter

1. a supporting beam [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rafter

1. 1. To make into rafters, as timber. 2. To furnish with rafters, as a house. 3. To plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rafter

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Literary usage of Rafter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Common rafter. A rafter to which the roof sheathing is nailed, as distinguished from the ... Compass rafter. In an ornamental roof truss, or the framing ..."

2. The Temple of Apollo Bassitas by Frederick A. Cooper (1996)
"Section of the geison and rafter The rafter rail was fastened to the toe of each rafter ... Pieces from the rafter rail are inventoried under Wg for Wedge. ..."

3. Farm Buildings by William Arthur Foster, Deane G. Carter (1922)
"The vertical distance from wall or plate to the top of rafter, ... Hip rafter.—Diagonal rafter in the hip roof, which runs from the corner to the ridge. ..."

4. Memoirs of the Opera in Italy, France, Germany, and England by George Hogarth (1851)
"Miss rafter, whose promising vocal talents had attracted the notice of Gibber, first appeared in 1729, at the age of seventeen, in the character of a boy, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"HR Hip rafter. FIG. 8. will be interesting. The dimensions of the great ... JR Jack rafter. KB King-bolt. P. Purlin. PW Parapet wall- PE Projecting caves. ..."

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