PURLINS

purlin

[pur-lin]
noun
a longitudinal member in a roof frame, usually for supporting common rafters or the like between the plate and the ridge.
Also, purline.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English purlyn, purloyne, akin to Anglo-Latin perliō; of uncertain origin

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purlin or purline (ˈpɜːlɪn)
 
n
a horizontal beam that provides intermediate support for the common rafters of a roof construction
 
[C15: of uncertain origin]
 
purline or purline
 
n
 
[C15: of uncertain origin]

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