NounRafter (plural Rafters)
- 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.
- flock of turkeys
Adjectives for Rafter
smoke-stained; gloomy; slender; resonant; skeleton.
Verbs for Rafter
bear on—; bestride—; hang from—; recline on—; repose on—; rest on—; straddle—; —abuts ; —affords ; —aids; —bolsters; —maintains; —s ring; —snaps; —supports; —sustains; —underprops; —upholds.
H beam, I beam, angle rafter, balk, batten, boom, box girder, breastsummer, corbel, crossbeam, crosstie, footing beam, girder, hammer beam, hip rafter, joist, lattice girder, lintel, plate girder, ridge strut, ridgepole, sill, sleeper, sprit, stringpiece, strut, stud, studding, summer, summertree, tie, tie beam, transom, transverse, trave, traverse, truss, truss beam
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