from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A member of a common form of truss, as a roof truss. It is strictly a tie, intended to prevent the sagging of the tiebeam in the middle. If there are struts, supporting the main rafters, they often bear upon the foot of the king-post. Called also crown-post.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The middle post standing at the apex of a pair of rafters, and having its lower end fastened to the middle of the tie-beam; a joggle-post.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss
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