Pearlin vs Rafter - What's the difference?

pearlin | rafter |


As nouns the difference between pearlin and rafter

is that pearlin is (protein) a protein found in nacre while 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.

As a verb rafter is

to make (timber, etc) into rafters.

pearlin

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (protein) A protein found in nacre
  • See also

    * pearlins

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    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.
  • *
  • 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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