a rafter having less than the full length of the roof slope, as one meeting a hip or a valley.
a short rafter used in a hip roof
- Jack robinson
[rob-in-suh n] /ˈrɒb ɪn sən/ noun 1. Bill (“Bojangles”) 1878–1949, U.S. tap dancer. 2. Boardman [bawrd-muh n,, bohrd-] /ˈbɔrd mən,, ˈboʊrd-/ (Show IPA), 1876–1952, U.S. painter and illustrator, born in Nova Scotia. 3. Brooks Calbert, born 1937, U.S. baseball player. 4. Edward G (Emanuel Goldenberg) 1893–1973, U.S. actor, born in Romania. 5. Edwin Arlington, 1869–1935, […]
noun, Nautical. 1. a horizontal metal rod or tube to which an awning or other cloth may be seized to support it.
verb To rob, esp a drunken man; roll: Father had recently been ”jackrolled” while drunk (1915+)
noun, Nautical. 1. a rope for bending the foot of a sail to a boom. 2. a line that is rove through grommets on the reef band of a square sail, and to which lanyards from the jackstay on the yard are toggled to reef the sail.