Rafter vs Girder - What's the difference?

rafter | girder |


As nouns the difference between rafter and girder

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 girder is a beam of steel, wood, or reinforced concrete, used as a main horizontal support in a building or structure.

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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    girder

    English

    (wikipedia girder)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A beam of steel, wood, or reinforced concrete, used as a main horizontal support in a building or structure.
  • One who girds; a satirist.