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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And over bones and logs of immolated men and gods they bore him, past the horrors of other immolated ones that yet lived, to the three-king - post tripod and the huge king-post striker.
From the striker king-post, were suspended ropes of climbers to which men could apply their strength and direction.
Like a battering ram, this king-post could be driven end-onward against the mighty red-iridescent sphere.
"And I promise you that never will a head be so well cured as yours," Ngurn assured him, at the same time signalling the tribesmen to man the propelling ropes suspended from the king-post striker.
The king-post is drawn back and the sphere sounds — "the voice of God, seducing and commanding to be heard."
The king-post, like a battering ram, could be driven end-on against the sphere.
He discovers the source of the sound he heard in his delirium: a great king-post, half a hundred feet in length, carved into dynasties of helmeted gods, is slung by ropes from a tripod of three great forest trunks.
“And I promise you that never will a head be so well cured as yours,” Ngurn assured him, at the same time signalling the tribesmen to man the propelling ropes suspended from the king-post striker.
This is supported by a king-post, with poles and lances slanting from it, and is rather more than twenty cubits high, having the shape of a tope.
Thus, the Fink truss consists of king-post trusses; the