Rafter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈræftər|  American pronunciation of the word rafter
Brit.  |ˈrɑːftə|  British pronunciation of the word rafter

noun

- one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof (syn: balk, baulk)
- someone who travels by raft (syn: raftsman)

verb

- provide (a ceiling) with rafters

Examples

The club was packed to the rafters (=very full).

Goran's moment of glory came when he defeated Rafter.

Word forms

noun
singular: rafter
plural: rafters
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