rafter

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raft·er 1

 (răf′tər)
n.
One who travels by raft.

raf·ter 2

 (răf′tər)
n.
One of the sloping beams that supports a pitched roof.

[Middle English, from Old English ræfter.]

raf′tered adj.

rafter

(ˈrɑːftə)
n
(Building) any one of a set of sloping beams that form the framework of a roof
[Old English ræfter; related to Old Saxon rehter, Old Norse raptr, Old High German rāvo; see raft1]

raf•ter1

(ˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-)

n.
any of a series of timbers or the like, usu. having a pronounced slope, for supporting the sheathing and covering of a roof.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English rǣfter; c. Middle Low German rafter, Old Norse raptr. compare raft1]

raft•er2

(ˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-)

n.
a person who travels on a raft.
[1975–80; raft1 + -er1]

Rafter

 a large and of ten motley collection of people and things.
Example: rafter of turkeys.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rafter - one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roofrafter - one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
2.rafter - someone who travels by raftrafter - someone who travels by raft    
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
Verb1.rafter - provide (a ceiling) with rafters
architecture - the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their esthetic effect
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

rafter

noun
A large, oblong piece of wood or other material, used especially for construction:
Translations
رافِدَه
krokev
tagspær
szarufa
sperra
gegnė
spāre
krokva
çatı kirişi

rafter

[ˈrɑːftəʳ] Nviga f, cabrio m
the rafters (loosely) → el techo

rafter

[ˈrɑːftər] n [roof] → chevron m

rafter

n(Dach)sparren m

rafter

[ˈrɑːftəʳ] ntrave f (del tetto), puntone m (Archit)

rafter

(ˈraːftə) noun
a beam supporting the roof of a house.
References in classic literature ?
The fortress was a smoldering ruin; charred rafters, fragments of exploded artillery, and rent mason-work covering its earthen mounds in confused disorder.
In the second storey of the Custom-House there is a large room, in which the brick-work and naked rafters have never been covered with panelling and plaster.
A veritable witness have you hitherto been, Ishmael; but have a care how you seize the privilege of Jonah alone; the privilege of discoursing upon the joists and beams; the rafters, ridge-pole, sleepers, and under-pinnings, making up the frame-work of leviathan; and belike of the tallow-vats, dairy-rooms, butteries, and cheeseries in his bowels.
James said the roof and floor had all fallen in, and that only the black walls were standing; the two poor horses that could not be got out were buried under the burnt rafters and tiles.
There stands his house--been empty ever since; a log house, with a plank roof--just one big room, and no more; no ceiling--nothing between the rafters and the floor.
Old Hundred swelled up with a triumphant burst, and while it shook the rafters Tom Sawyer the Pirate looked around upon the envying juveniles about him and confessed in his heart that this was the proudest moment of his life.
I daresay it is only a rat scrambling along the rafters of the adjoining schoolroom: it was a barn before I had it repaired and altered, and barns are generally haunted by rats.
The dismal spiritual atmosphere overcame, and more than neutralised, the glowing physical comforts round me; and I resolved to be cautious how I ventured under those rafters a third time.
The constant vapour which this occasioned, had polished the rafters and beams of the low-browed hall, by encrusting them with a black varnish of soot.
They slipped through the buttresses, the rafters, the joists; they ran from beam to beam as they might have run from tree to tree in a forest.
It was a very small stuffy fusty room, with boards, and rafters, and cobwebs, and lath and plaster.
The rafters, I observed, were made out of the timbers of a ship.