Middle English, from Old English ræfter; akin to Old Norse raptr rafter
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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1
“Rafter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rafter. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.
Nglish: Translation of rafter for Spanish Speakers
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about rafter
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