Definition of rafter:
- A raftsman.
- Originally, any rough and somewhat heavy piece of timber. Now, commonly, one of the timbers of a roof which are put on sloping, according to the inclination of the roof. See Illust. of Queen- post.
- To furnish with rafters, as a house.
- To make into rafters, as timber.
- To plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge.
- "Children of the Tenements", Jacob A. Riis.
- "Tom Tufton's Travels", Evelyn Everett-Green.
They had reached a point about fifty yards from the shacks, two of which were well- nigh demolished, when they heard a voice and turning saw Warde Hollister drop from a rafter and come running toward them.- "Roy Blakeley in the Haunted Camp", Percy Keese Fitzhugh.