from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a horizontal piece of timber connecting and tying together two opposite rafters; -- also, called simply collar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A beam or piece of timber extending between two opposite rafters, at some height above their base. It prevents sagging, and also serves as a strut or tie, or as a ceiling-joist for a garret. Sometimes called wind-beam.


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