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jack rafter

noun
1.
a rafter having less than the full length of the roof slope, as one meeting a hip or a valley.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60
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British Dictionary definitions for jack-rafter

jack rafter

noun
1.
a short rafter used in a hip roof
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