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Definition of the noun rafter

What does rafter mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: rafters

  1. one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of rafter: balk / baulk
    • more generic word: beam = long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
  2. someone who travels by raft

Alternative definition of the noun rafter


  1. one of a series of sloped beams that extend from the ridge or hip to the downslope perimeter or eave, designed to support the roof deck and its associated loads.
  2. flock of turkeys

Definition of the verb rafter

What does rafter mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: raftered | raftering | rafters

  1. provide (a ceiling) with rafters


Who is Rafter?

Rafter is the performing name of musician and producer Rafter Roberts. He also owns his own studio, Singing Serpent, in San Diego.

  • genre: Indie pop
  • albums: "Daytrotter Session (SXSW)", "Sex Death Cassette", "Sweaty Magic", "Animal Feelings", "Music for Total Chickens", "It's Reggae"
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rafter

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Google previewArchitectural Drafting and Design (2016)

by Alan Jefferis, David A. Madsen, David P. Madsen

A barge rafter is the inclined trim board that extends from the fascia to the ridge. Boards called outlookers or lookouts support the barge rafter. A barge rafter and outlookers can be seen in FIGURE 28.43B. On some homes modeled after ...

Google previewStructural Steelwork (1968)

A rafter is an inclined member parallel to the roof slope and is sometimes used to support the roofing in place of purlins. Walls in this type of building may be self- supporting, such as brick or concrete blocks. They may be hung on the framework ...

Google previewResidential Construction Academy (2014)

by Floyd Vogt

RafteR A rafter is the sloping structural member ...

Google previewLimit State Design of Steel Structures (2014)


The principal rafter is a top chord member in a roof truss and boom is the principal compression member in a crane. Stability plays an important role in the design of compression members. Ordinary structural analysis is based on the condition ...

Google previewStructural Design (2011)

A Practical Guide for Architects by James R. Underwood, Michele Chiuini

Don't be confused by the name; a rose is a rose is a beam is a rafter is a girder is a girt, and so on. While the variety of unique names in some cases defines the beam's role, it is also occasionally confusing. We'll try to be clear. They are all ...

Google previewResidential Design, Drafting, and Detailing (2013)

by Alan Jefferis

A barge rafter is an inclined trim board that extends from the fascia to the ridge. Boards called out- lookers or lookouts support the barge...

At the end of the barge rafter is the ridge. The ridge is the highest point of a roof and is formed by the ...

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

rafter at this angle. 3. In a truss, the joint at which the upper chord meets an inclined end post. hipandvalley roof Aroof incorporating both hips andvalleys. hip bevel 1. Theangle between two adjacent sloping roofs separated only by a hip. 2.

Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

rafter seat cut birdsmouth rafter plumb cut rafter plumb cut raised grain - wood grain that has been wetted with. radius / rain cap 281 sharpness of the image is determined by the focal size of the radiation source, the distance between the ...

Google previewThe Water Dictionary (2010)

A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology by Nancy E. McTigue, James M. Symons

See also Sedgwick- Rafter filter; Sedgwick-Rafter method. Sedgwick-Rafter filter A cylindrical funnel used ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (2006)

by James Stevens Curl

rafter. One ofseveral long, inclined, rectangular timbers used in the construction ofpitched roofs, supporting the roof-covering, e.g. laths and tiles.

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Covered Bridge Rafter

Mortise and tenon of a rafter on the Browns River covered bridge in Westford, Vermont.

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I'm sick of making bloody history. (Patrick Rafter)
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Scrabble value of R1A1F4T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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