- a flat, buoyant structure of logs, boards, barrels, etc. fastened together; specif., one used like a boat as in an emergency or in shallow water
- a similar structure anchored in a river or lake and used by divers, swimmers, etc.
- a flat-bottomed, inflatable device, as of rubber, for floating on water
Origin of raftMiddle English rafte, beam, rafter from Old Norse raptr, log: see rafter
- to transport on a raft
- to make into a raft