rafter

noun (1)
raf·ter | \ ˈraf-tər \

Definition of rafter 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: any of the parallel beams that support a roof

rafter

noun (2)
raft·er | \ ˈraf-tər \

Definition of rafter (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one who maneuvers logs into position and binds them into rafts

2 : one who travels by raft

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Noun (1)

raftered \ˈraf-tərd \ adjective

First Known Use of rafter

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rafter

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

raft entry 2

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rafter

noun
raf·ter | \ ˈraf-tər \

Kids Definition of rafter

: one of the usually sloping timbers that support a roof

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