rafter


1raf·ter

noun \ˈraf-tər\

Definition of RAFTER

:  any of the parallel beams that support a roof
raf·tered \-tərd\ adjective

Origin of RAFTER

Middle English, from Old English ræfter; akin to Old Norse raptr rafter
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with RAFTER

2raft·er

noun \ˈraf-tər\

Definition of RAFTER

1
:  one who maneuvers logs into position and binds them into rafts
2
:  one who travels by raft

Origin of RAFTER

2raft
First Known Use: 1809

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