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 foot of the king-post. Called also {crown-post}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Crown-post — (kroun p?st ), n. Same as {King post}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crown-post — crownˈ post noun A king post in a roof • • • Main Entry: ↑crown …   Useful english dictionary

  • crown post — noun : king post * * * any vertical member in a roof truss, esp. a king post. [1695 1705] * * * crown post, = king post. (Cf. ↑king post) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crown-Post — ♦ Post standing on a tie beam to support the collar purlin and usually with four way struts to it and the collar or its braces. Often shaped like a small column, the short examples usually dating from the 14th century, the tall and slim ones from …   Medieval glossary

  • crown post — any vertical member in a roof truss, esp. a king post. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • crown-post — n. King post …   New dictionary of synonyms

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