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Meaning of rafter

raf•ter

Pronunciation: (raf'tur, räf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of a series of timbers or the like, usually having a pronounced slope, for supporting the sheathing and covering of a roof.
—v.t.
  1. to plow (a field) so that the soil of a furrow is pushed over onto an unplowed adjacent strip.

raft•er

Pronunciation: (raf'tur, räf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who engages in the sport or pastime of rafting.
  2. a person who travels on a raft, esp. to flee a country.

raft•er

Pronunciation: (raf'tur, räf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a flock, esp. of turkeys.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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