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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof;
[syn: rafter, balk, baulk]

2. someone who travels by raft;
[syn: raftsman, raftman, rafter]


VERB (1)

1. provide (a ceiling) with rafters;

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rafter \Raft"er\, v. t. 1. To make into rafters, as timber. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with rafters, as a house. [1913 Webster] 3. (Agric.) To plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rafter \Raft"er\ (r[.a]ft"[~e]r), n. A raftsman. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rafter \Raft"er\, n. [AS. r[ae]fter; akin to E. raft, n. See Raft.] (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. [1913 Webster] [Courtesy] oft is sooner found in lowly sheds, With smoky rafters, than in tapestry halls. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rafter n 1: one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof [syn: rafter, balk, baulk] 2: someone who travels by raft [syn: raftsman, raftman, rafter] v 1: provide (a ceiling) with rafters
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "rafter": 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