rafter

[ raf-ter, rahf- ]SEE DEFINITION OF rafter
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As one end was made fast to a rafter, it hung dangling from the window.

The end of the rafter is cut at right angles, so the face-board is at an angle.

Every pole, every beam, and every rafter of the frame, is all made of hollow bamboo.

I'll fix the noose and jump with it from the rafter, then you can look for me!

He took another grip on the rafter just as he would have let go.

He looked up at the rafter where his slab of bacon was always hung.

A few of the slates had fallen away and exposed part of a rafter.

The boy heard him but did not say a word, lying on top of a rafter.

Again Kwayū struck at him and his spear stuck in the rafter.

He could not pull it out and left it hanging in the rafter; he went and sat at the door.

WORD ORIGIN

"sloping timber of a roof," Old English ræftras (West Saxon), reftras (Mercian), both plural, related to Old Norse raptr "log," from Proto-Germanic *raf-tra-, from PIE *rap-tro-, from root *rep- "stake, beam."

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