follow Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com's Word of the Year is...

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for kingpost

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for kingpost

15
18
Scrabble Words With Friends