knee rafter

  1. a rafter for maintaining the angle between a principal rafter and a tie or collar beam.

  2. a rafter bent downward at the lower end.

Origin of knee rafter

First recorded in 1670–80
  • Also called crook rafter.

Words Nearby knee rafter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023