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queen post

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for queen-post

queen post

noun
1.
one of a pair of vertical posts that connect the tie beam of a truss to the principal rafters Compare king post
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