knee rafter


a rafter for maintaining the angle between a principal rafter and a tie or collar beam.
a rafter bent downward at the lower end.

Nearby words

  1. knee drop,
  2. knee jerk,
  3. knee joint,
  4. knee pants,
  5. knee presentation,
  6. knee reflex,
  7. knee spavin,
  8. knee-capping,
  9. knee-chest position,
  10. knee-deep

Origin of knee rafter

First recorded in 1670–80

Also called crook rafter. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019