Rafter

Definition of Rafter

Raft´er   Pronunciation: råft´ẽr
n.1.A raftsman.
1.(Arch.) Originally, any rough and somewhat heavy piece of timber. Now, commonly, one of the timbers of a roof which are put on sloping, according to the inclination of the roof. See Illust. of Queen-post.
[Courtesy] oft is sooner found in lowly sheds,
With smoky rafters, than in tapestry halls.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To make into rafters, as timber.
2.To furnish with rafters, as a house.
3.(Agric.) To plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge.

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H beam, I beam, angle rafter, balk, batten, boom, box girder, breastsummer, corbel, crossbeam, crosstie, footing beam, girder, hammer beam, hip rafter, joist, lattice girder, lintel, plate girder, ridge strut, ridgepole, sill, sleeper, sprit, stringpiece, strut, stud, studding, summer, summertree, tie, tie beam, transom, transverse, trave, traverse, truss, truss beam
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