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king post

noun
1.
a structural member running vertically between the apex and base of a triangular roof truss.
2.
Machinery. a rotating or stationary column for supporting tackle or booms used in lifting.
Also, kingpost, king-post.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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Examples from the web for king post
  • It consists of four timber king post trusses that are suspended from steel cables.
  • The nave and the chancel have vaulted wood paneled ceilings supported by king post trusses.
  • The angle between the barge boards at each gable was fitted with a decorative king post truss.
  • Closely related in design to the king post, the queen post is another early truss form.
British Dictionary definitions for king post

king post

noun
1.
a vertical post connecting the apex of a triangular roof truss to the tie beam Also called joggle post Compare queen post
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