Rafter vs Cud - What's the difference?

rafter | cud |


As nouns the difference between rafter and cud

is that rafter is 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 or rafter can be a raftsman while cud is axe.

As a verb rafter

is to make (timber, etc) into rafters.

rafter

English

Etymology 1

Old English . Cognate with "raft".

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
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  • the pigeons fluttered up to the rafters ,
  • flock of turkeys
  • References

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make (timber, etc.) into rafters.
  • To furnish (a building) with rafters.
  • (UK, agriculture) To plough so as to turn the grass side of each furrow upon an unploughed ridge; to ridge.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A raftsman.
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    cud

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) cudu, earlier cwidu, of (etyl) origin. Cognate with German Kitt and Sanskrit .

    Noun

  • The portion of food which is brought back into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time.
  • Etymology 2

    Shorted form of could.

    Verb

    cud
  • could (informal), past of can.
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