Definition of Rafters

1. Noun. (plural of rafter) ¹



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Definition of Rafters

1. rafter [n] - See also: rafter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rafters

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rafie
rafies
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rafoxanide
rafsi
raft
raft-up
raft foundation
raftage
rafte
rafted
rafter
raftered
raftering
rafters (current term)
rafting
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raftmate
raftmates
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rafty
rag
rag-and-bone shop
rag-bagger
rag-baggers

Literary usage of Rafters

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1. Carpentry Made Easy, Or, The Science and Art of Framing, on a New and by William E. Bell (1859)
"Lengths and Bevels of the Jack rafters. Since the pitch of the jack rafters is the same as that of the common rafters, the longest jack rafter, ..."

2. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Design of Hip and Valley rafters.—Where two roof planes intersect, ... This figure shows the arrangement of trusses, rafters, and purlins. ..."

3. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Design of Hip and Valley rafters.—Where two roof planes intersect, ... The trusses are designated by T, the ordinary rafters by R, the hip rafters by HR and ..."

4. The Book of Prices of the House Carpenters and Joiners of the City of by Louis H. Shally (1844)
"rafters of 3 by 4 scantling, 3 feet apart, rafters of 3 by 4 scantling, 2 feet apart, per square, 1 00 per square, 1 20 rafters of 3 by 4 scantling, ..."

5. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1907)
"by 3 inches, or thereabouts, nailed across the rafters), or upon boarding of from ^ inch to | inch thick. Sheet iron may be nailed or screwed directly to ..."

6. Descriptive Geometry by Gardner Chace Anthony, George Francis Ashley (1909)
"To determine the bevels for the correct cuts, the lengths of hip and jack rafters, and the bevels for the purlins for a hip roof. Fig. ..."

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