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Noun: rafter  rãf-tu(r)
  1. One of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
    - balk, baulk [Brit]
  2. Someone who travels by raft
    - raftsman, raftman
Verb: rafter  rãf-tu(r)
  1. (architecture) provide (a ceiling) with rafters

Derived forms: raftering, raftered, rafters

Type of: beam, furnish, provide, render, supply, traveler [US], traveller [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Rafter