Rafter

Noun

  • A raftsman.
  • flock of turkeys
  • 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.

Verb

  • (transitive) To make (timber, etc.) into rafters.
  • (Britain, agriculture) To plough so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unploughed ridge; to ridge.
  • (transitive) To furnish (a building) with rafters.

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