rake

In by Mark Goodman

A trim member that runs parallel to the roof slope and forms the finish between the wall and a gable roof extension. The angle of slope of a roof rafter, or the inclined portion of a cornice.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
rake (noun)
1.
a) an implement equipped with projecting prongs to gather material (as leaves) or for loosening or smoothing the surface of the ground
b) a machine for gathering hay
2.
an implement like a rake
rake (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to gather, loosen, or smooth with or as if with a rake - rake leaves into a pile
2.
to gain rapidly or in abundance - usually used with in rake in a fortune
3.
a) to touch in passing over lightly
b) - scratch scrape
4.
to censure severely
5.
to search through - ransack
6.
to sweep the length of especially with gunfire - enfilade
7.
to glance over rapidly
rake (noun)
1.
inclination from the perpendicular , especially the overhang of a ship's bow or stern
2.
inclination from the horizontal - slope
3.
the angle between the top cutting surface of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the surface of the work
rake (verb)
intransitive verb
to incline from the perpendicular
rake (noun)
a dissolute person - libertine
rake (Wikipedia)

Rake may refer to:

  • Rake (tool), a horticultural implement, a long-handled tool with tines
  • Rake or hay rake, a farm implement
  • Rake, the caster angle of a bicycle or motorcycle
  • Rake (angle), mathematical definition
  • Rake angle, a parameter in machining and cutting geometry
  • Rake (cellular automaton), a cellular automaton pattern that moves while regularly emitting spaceships
  • Rake (character), a man habituated to immoral conduct
  • Rake (poker), the commission taken by a casino when hosting a poker game
  • Rake (geology), the angle between a feature on a bedding plane and the strike line in geology
  • Rake receiver, a radio receiver
  • Rake (software), a variant of the make program coded in the Ruby programming language
  • Rake (theatre), the artificial slope of a theatre stage
  • Rake (train), a group of coupled passenger coaches, or freight wagons, or railcars (excluding the locomotive) that typically move together.
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