queen post
noun Date: 1823 one of two vertical tie posts in a truss (as of a roof)

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  • Queen-post — n. [Arch.] One of two suspending posts in a roof truss, or other framed truss of similar form. See {King post}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • queen post — n. Carpentry either of a pair of vertical posts set between the rafters and the base, or tie beam, of a truss, at equal distances from the apex: cf. KING POST …   English World dictionary

  • queen post — queen′ post n. bui either of a pair of timbers or posts extending vertically upward from the tie beam of a roof truss or the like, one on each side of the center • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Queen post — A queen post is a supporting post designed to span longer openings than a king post. A king post uses one central supporting post, whereas the queen post uses two.ArchitectureA queen post bridge has two uprights placed about one third of the way… …   Wikipedia

  • queen post — noun vertical tie post in a roof truss • Hypernyms: ↑post * * * noun : one of two vertical tie posts in a truss (as of a roof) * * * either of a pair of timbers or posts extending vertically upward from the tie beam of a roof truss or the like,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Queen-Post — ♦ Pair of vertical posts standing on the tie beam and supporting the side purlins. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 414) Related terms: King Post …   Medieval glossary

  • queen-post — The two spaced vertical ties required for roofs of more than about 30 ft (ca 10 m) span, where the central support of the tie beam by the king post is insufficient …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • queen post — either of a pair of timbers or posts extending vertically upward from the tie beam of a roof truss or the like, one on each side of the center. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • queen post — noun either of two upright timbers between the tie beam and principal rafters of a roof truss …   English new terms dictionary

  • queen post — /ˈkwin poʊst/ (say kween pohst) noun one of a pair of timbers or posts extending vertically upwards from the tie beam of a roof truss or the like, one on each side of the centre …   Australian English dictionary

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