- 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 make into rafters, as timber.
- To furnish with rafters, as a house.
- To plow so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unplowed ridge; to ridge.