Rafter vs Fascia - What's the difference?

rafter | fascia |


As nouns the difference between rafter and fascia

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 fascia is a wide band of material covering the ends of roof rafters, sometimes supporting a gutter in steep-slope roofing, but typically it is a border or trim in low-slope roofing.

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.
  • Anagrams

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    fascia

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A wide band of material covering the ends of roof rafters, sometimes supporting a gutter in steep-slope roofing, but typically it is a border or trim in low-slope roofing.
  • A face or front cover of an appliance, especially of a mobile phone.
  • A flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order.
  • A broad well-defined band of color.
  • A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.
  • A sash worn by certain members of the Catholic and Anglican churches.
  • The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.
  • (UK) A dashboard.
  • Derived terms

    * fascial

    Usage notes

    * The plural fascias is used for the first five definitions while fasciae is used for the sixth.

    Anagrams

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