Definition for Rafter (-s)

rafter (-s), n. [OE ræfter; see raft; NW says rafter, cover.] (webplay: building, roof).

  1. Beam; girder; joist; supporting timber on the underside of a roof.
  2. Support; [fig.] foundation; basis; tangible evidence; logical confirmation; reasonable grounds for belief.
  3. Inner lid; coffin lining.

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