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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof; Someone who travels by a flat structure designed to float on water v. - Provide (a ceiling) with parallel sloping beams.

Usage examples (33)
  • I kept shooing her over the fence, thinking I was helping her to meet up with the flock (or "rafter") down the road.
  • He was a backpacker, canyon trekker, river rafter.
  • Suddenly the figure on the rafter gave a low whistle.
  • Waking the household gods -- how rang each shouting rafter! for more
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