from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of two suspending posts in a roof truss, or other framed truss of similar form. See king-post.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In carpentry, one of the suspending posts in the framed principal of a roof, or in a trussed partition or other truss, when there are two such posts. When there is only a single post it is called a king-post or crown-post. Also called prick-post.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. vertical tie post in a roof truss
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