Definitions for "Rafter"
Keywords:  eave, ridge, purlins, roof, slope
Originally, any rough and somewhat heavy piece of timber. Now, commonly, one of the timbers of a roof which are put on sloping, according to the inclination of the roof. See Illust. of Queen-post.
To make into rafters, as timber.
To plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge.
Keywords:  raftsman
A raftsman.
Keywords:  furnish, house
To furnish with rafters, as a house.
Keywords:  ceiling, provide
provide (a ceiling) with rafters
Keywords:  travels, someone
someone who travels by raft