Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Framing >> cripple rafter, creeper rafter
It seems as though the terminology of these rafters seems to change not so much as country to country but cripple rafter, state to state and team of roofers to team. So as a result creepers get called cripples with the addition of the terms hip or valley for good measure.
Similarly jack rafters sometimes get referred to as either hip or valley jacks.
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