What is another word for rafter?

213 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɹˈaftə], [ ɹˈaftə], [ ɹ_ˈa_f_t_ə]

A rafter is a structural element that supports buildings and provides stability to their roofs. It is a horizontal, inclined beam that extends from the walls to the ridge of the roof. While the term "rafter" is the most commonly used, the word has several synonyms. Some other terms that can be used instead of "rafter" include: beam, timber, joist, truss, spars, planks, raft, and strut. All of these words refer to elements that provide support to roofs and floors, and they can be used interchangeably according to the context. By using these synonyms, writers can add variety to their writing and make it sound more interesting.

Synonyms for Rafter:

What are the hypernyms for Rafter?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    beam, understructure, structural support, building structure, Ceiling support, Framework member, Supporting element, Truss member, construction element, framing member.

What are the hyponyms for Rafter?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Rafter

The glowing yellow heads looked down from rafter and beam, peeped from the stalls, dangled from stanchions.
"The Brass Bound Box"
Evelyn Raymond
An old demi-peak saddle, capped and tipped with brass, some rusty bits, and stray stirrup-irons lay here and there upon the floor; while upon a species of clothes-rack, attached to a rafter, hung a tarnished suit of postillion's livery, cap, jacket, leathers, and jack-boots, all ready for use; and evidently from their arrangement supposed by the owner to be a rather creditable "turn out."
"The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete"
Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
The woman-Lillian rafter, probably the finest actress and stool-pigeon in the whole detective world of graft and crookedness-lighted a cigarette at the gas-burner, and laughed with triumph.
"The Air Trust"
George Allan England

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