Associations to the word «Rafter»


RAFTER, noun. One of a series of sloped beams that extend from the ridge or hip to the downslope perimeter or eave, designed to support the roof deck and its associated loads.
RAFTER, noun. Flock of turkeys
RAFTER, verb. (transitive) To make (timber, etc.) into rafters.
RAFTER, verb. (transitive) To furnish (a building) with rafters.
RAFTER, verb. (UK) (agriculture) To plough so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unploughed ridge; to ridge.
RAFTER, noun. A raftsman.

Dictionary definition

RAFTER, noun. One of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof.
RAFTER, noun. Someone who travels by raft.
RAFTER, verb. Provide (a ceiling) with rafters.

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John Locke