un raftered


1 [raf-ter, rahf-]
any of a series of timbers or the like, usually having a pronounced slope, for supporting the sheathing and covering of a roof.
verb (used with object)
British Dialect. to plow (a field) so that the soil of a furrow is pushed over onto an unplowed adjacent strip.

before 900; Middle English; Old English rǣfter; cognate with Middle Low German rafter, Old Norse raptr. See raft1

unraftered, adjective
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rafter (ˈrɑːftə)
any one of a set of sloping beams that form the framework of a roof
[Old English ræfter; related to Old Saxon rehter, Old Norse raptr, Old High German rāvo; see raft1]

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Word Origin & History

"sloping timber of a roof," O.E. ræftras (W.Saxon), reftras (Mercian), both plural, related to O.N. raptr (see raft (1)), from P.Gmc. *raf-.
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