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Definition of Rafter


  1. A raftsman.
  2. 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.
  3. To make into rafters, as timber.
  4. To furnish with rafters, as a house.
  5. To plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge.

Rafter Translations

rafter in Hungarian is szarufa
rafter in Swedish is taksparre