Straining piece
Straining Strain"ing, a. & n. from {Strain}. [1913 Webster]

{Straining piece} (Arch.), a short piece of timber in a truss, used to maintain the ends of struts or rafters, and keep them from slipping. See Illust. of {Queen-post}. [1913 Webster]


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  • straining piece — noun see straining beam * * * (in a queen post roof) a horizontal beam uniting the tops of the two queen posts, and resisting the thrust of the roof. Also called straining beam. See diag. under queen post. [1795 1805] * * * straining beam or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • straining piece — (in a queen post roof) a horizontal beam uniting the tops of the two queen posts, and resisting the thrust of the roof. Also called straining beam. See diag. under queen post. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • Straining — Strain ing, a. & n. from {Strain}. [1913 Webster] {Straining piece} (Arch.), a short piece of timber in a truss, used to maintain the ends of struts or rafters, and keep them from slipping. See Illust. of {Queen post}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • straining beam — noun or straining piece : a short piece of timber in a truss used to hold in place the ends of struts or rafters * * * straining beam or straining piece, the horizontal timber or beam in a roof truss between the tops of two queen posts, which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • straining beam — /ˈstreɪnɪŋ bim/ (say strayning beem) noun (in a queen post roof) a horizontal beam uniting the tops of the two queen posts, and resisting the thrust of the roof. Also, straining piece …   Australian English dictionary

  • straining sill — noun : a straining beam on the tie beam of a truss to resist at each end the foot of a diagonal strut * * * (in a roof with a queen post) a compression member lying along the tie beam and separating the feet of the struts. * * * straining sill… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strainingbeam — strain·ing beam (strāʹnĭng) n. A horizontal tie beam connecting two queen posts in a roof truss. Also called straining piece. * * * …   Universalium

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