Rafter



[raf-ter, rahf-] /ˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-/

noun
1.
any of a series of timbers or the like, usually having a pronounced slope, for supporting the sheathing and covering of a roof.
verb (used with object)
2.
British Dialect. to plow (a field) so that the soil of a furrow is pushed over onto an unplowed adjacent strip.
[raf-ter, rahf-] /ˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-/
noun
1.
a person who engages in the sport or pastime of .
2.
a person who travels on a , especially to flee a country.
[raf-ter, rahf-] /ˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-/
noun
1.
a flock, especially of turkeys.
/ˈrɑːftə/
noun
1.
any one of a set of sloping beams that form the framework of a roof
n.

“sloping timber of a roof,” Old English ræftras (West Saxon), reftras (Mercian), both plural, related to Old Norse raptr “log,” from Proto-Germanic *raf-tra-, from PIE *rap-tro-, from root *rep- “stake, beam.”

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