R'AFT, n. [Gr. to sew that is, to fasten together, and allied to reeve; or Gr. whence a flooring. See Rafter and Roof.]

An assemblage of boards, planks or pieces of timber fastened together horizontally and floated down a stream; a float.

R'AFT, pp. [L. rapio; bereafian, to snatch away, to bereave.]

Torn; rent; severed. Obs.