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jack rafter

jack raf·ter
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak raf-ter, rahf-]
    • /dʒæk ˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak raf-ter, rahf-]
    • /dʒæk ˈræf tər, ˈrɑf-/

Definitions of jack rafter words

  • noun jack rafter a rafter having less than the full length of the roof slope, as one meeting a hip or a valley. 1
  • noun jack rafter a short rafter used in a hip roof 0

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Origin of jack rafter

First appearance:

before 1750
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1750-60

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Jack rafter

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

jack rafter popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

jack rafter usage trend in Literature

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