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rafter is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of rafter in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… my name is jane rafter i'm looking for …”

meanings of rafter


  1. A raftsman.
  2. One of a series of sloped beams that extend from the ridge or hip to the downslope perimeter or eave, designed to support the roof deck and its associated loads.
  3. A flock of turkeys.


  1. To make (timber, etc.) into rafters.
  2. To plough so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unploughed ridge; to ridge.
  3. To furnish (a building) with rafters.


  1. A surname​.

rafter frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word rafter occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rafter can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rafter can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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