from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Architecture A supporting post extending vertically from a crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A central vertical supporting post used in architecture and bridge as well as in aircraft and ship design.


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