Tiebeam
Tiebeam Tie"beam`, n. (Arch.) A beam acting as a tie, as at the bottom of a pair of principal rafters, to prevent them from thrusting out the wall. See Illust. of Timbers, under {Roof}. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

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  • tiebeam — tie beam n. A horizontal beam forming the base of a triangular truss for a pitched roof, connecting the two side walls and supporting a pair of principals. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hammer-beam — Ham mer beam ( b[=e]m ), n. (Gothic Arch.) A member of one description of roof truss, called hammer beam truss, which is so framed as not to have a tiebeam at the top of the wall. Each principal has two hammer beams, which occupy the situation,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • crown-post — King post King post , n. (Carp.) A member of a common form of truss, as a roof truss. It is strictly a tie, intended to prevent the sagging of the tiebeam in the middle. If there are struts, supporting the main rafters, they often bear upon the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • King-post — n. (Carp.) A member of a common form of truss, as a roof truss. It is strictly a tie, intended to prevent the sagging of the tiebeam in the middle. If there are struts, supporting the main rafters, they often bear upon the foot of the king post …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side — Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a side …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side action — Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side arms — Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side ax — Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Side box — Side Side, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a side, or the sides; being on the side, or toward the side; lateral. [1913 Webster] One mighty squadron with a side wind sped. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, indirect; oblique; collateral; incidental; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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