king-post definition

  • noun:
    • an associate of a standard type of truss, as a roof truss. It's purely a tie, intended to prevent the sagging for the tiebeam in the centre. If there are struts, giving support to the main rafters, they often times bear upon the foot of the king-post. Known as also crown-post.
    • the center post standing within apex of a set of rafters, and having its entry level fastened to the middle regarding the tie-beam; a joggle-post.
    • post linking the crossbeam to your apex of a triangular truss

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