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rafter

noun raf·ter \ ˈraf-tər \

Definition of rafter

:any of the parallel beams that support a roof

raftered

play \-tərd\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of rafter

Middle English, from Old English ræfter; akin to Old Norse raptr rafter


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rafter

noun raft·er \ ˈraf-tər \

Definition of rafter

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

Origin and Etymology of rafter


RAFTER Defined for Kids

rafter

noun raf·ter \ ˈraf-tər \

Definition of rafter for Students

:one of the usually sloping timbers that support a roof


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