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raft·er 1

One who travels by raft.

raf·ter 2

One of the sloping beams that supports a pitched roof.

[Middle English, from Old English ræfter.]

raf′tered adj.

raf·ter 3

A group or flock, especially of wild turkeys.

[Probably raft + -er.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.raftered - having the rafters especially having them visible; "a raftered ceiling"
ceilinged - provided with a ceiling especially the overhead interior surface; "the large beam-ceilinged living room"
References in classic literature ?
A hammock is slung to the rough raftered roof of the main room, as an extra bed.
It was a fine apartment in which we found ourselves, large, lofty, and heavily raftered with huge baulks of age-blackened oak.