King-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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • king post — king′ post or king′post n. bui a structural member running vertically between the apex and base of a triangular roof truss • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • king post — n. Carpentry a vertical supporting post between the apex of a triangular truss and the base, or tie beam, as at the ridge of a roof: cf. QUEEN POST: see FRAME …   English World dictionary

  • King post — Crown posts in the nave roof at Old Romney church, Kent, England …   Wikipedia

  • king post — noun post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss • Hypernyms: ↑post * * * noun 1. : a vertical member connecting the apex of a triangular truss (as of a roof) with the base called also crown post; see roof illustration 2. : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • king post — 1. a structural member running vertically between the apex and base of a triangular roof truss. 2. Mach. a rotating or stationary column for supporting tackle or booms used in lifting. Also, kingpost, king post. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • King-Post — ♦ A vertical post extending from a tie beam to the apex of the roof, usually supporting a ridge purlin. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 412) Related terms: Queen Post …   Medieval glossary

  • king post — noun A central vertical supporting post used in architecture and bridge and aircraft design. Syn: collar beam …   Wiktionary

  • king post — noun an upright post extending from the tie beam to the apex of a roof truss …   English new terms dictionary

  • king post — noun Date: 1776 a vertical member connecting the apex of a triangular truss (as of a roof) with the base …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • king-post — …   Useful english dictionary

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