Definition for RAFT

RAFT, n. [in Dan. raft is a rack for hay; in Sax. reafian is the L. rapio; qu. from floating, sweeping along, or Gr. ῥαπτω to sew, that is, to fasten together, and allied to reeve; or Gr. ερεφω whence οροφη, a flooring. See Rafter and Roof.]

An assemblage of boards, planks or pieces of timber fastened together horizontally and floated down a stream; a float. – Shak. Pope.

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