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Meaning of KING POST

Pronunciation:  king powst

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss
 
 See Also: post

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.

 

 

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