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rafter

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noun raf·ter \ˈraf-tər\

Definition of rafter

  1. :  any of the parallel beams that support a roof

raftered

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Origin and Etymology of rafter

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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rafter

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noun raft·er \ˈraf-tər\

Definition of rafter

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

  2. 2 :  one who travels by raft

Origin and Etymology of rafter

2raft


First Known Use: 1741


RAFTER Defined for Kids

rafter

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noun raf·ter \ˈraf-tər\

Definition of rafter for Students

  1. :  one of the usually sloping timbers that support a roof



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