a rafter for maintaining the angle between a principal rafter and a tie or collar beam.
a rafter bent downward at the lower end.
- Knee reflex
knee reflex n. See patellar reflex.
[nee] /ni/ noun 1. Anatomy. the joint of the leg that allows for movement between the femur and tibia and is protected by the patella; the central area of the leg between the thigh and the lower leg. 2. Zoology. the corresponding joint or region in the hind leg of a quadruped; stifle. 3. a […]
[nee-zeez] /ˈni ziz/ Idioms 1. play kneesies, Informal. to rub knees with another person, especially surreptitiously and in an amorous or sexually provocative manner, as while seated at a table. noun Clandestine amorous friction of the knees: We got back to the table and played kneesies while we talked [1951+; modeled on footsie]
[nee-slap-er] /ˈniˌslæp ər/ noun, Informal. 1. a joke evoking boisterous hilarity. noun an extremely funny joke noun Something very funny, esp a joke; boffola: That’s a knee-slapper/ If she ever told a kneeslapper, I wasn’t there (1966+)