Purline
Purlin Pur"lin, Purline Pur"line, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Arch.) In roof construction, a horizontal member supported on the principals and supporting the common rafters. [1913 Webster]

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  • purline — pur·line …   English syllables

  • purline — noun see purlin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Purlin — Pur lin, Purline Pur line, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Arch.) In roof construction, a horizontal member supported on the principals and supporting the common rafters. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purlin — In architecture or structural engineering, a purlin (or purline) is a horizontal structural member in a roof. Purlins support the loads from the roof deck or sheathing and are supported by the principal rafters and/or the building walls. The use… …   Wikipedia

  • purlin — /perr lin/, n. a longitudinal member in a roof frame, usually for supporting common rafters or the like between the plate and the ridge. Also, purline. See diags. under king post, queen post. [1400 50; late ME purlyn, purloyne, akin to AL perlio; …   Universalium

  • purlin — /ˈpɜlən/ (say perluhn) noun a timber or piece laid horizontally on the principal rafters of a roof to support the common rafters. Also, purline. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • purlin — or purline [pʉr′lin] n. [ME purlyn < ?] a horizontal timber supporting the rafters of a roof …   English World dictionary

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