queen post

queen post
noun
vertical tie post in a roof truss
Hypernyms: ↑post

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noun
: one of two vertical tie posts in a truss (as of a roof)

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either of a pair of timbers or posts extending vertically upward from the tie beam of a roof truss or the like, one on each side of the center.
[1815-25]

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queen post noun
One of two upright posts in a trussed roof, resting on the tie-beam and supporting the principal rafter
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Main Entry:queen

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queen post,
one of a pair of timbers extending vertically upward from the tie beam of a roof truss or the like, one on each side of its center. The queen post supports the rafter or rafters of the truss.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Queen-post — n. [Arch.] One of two suspending posts in a roof truss, or other framed truss of similar form. See {King post}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • queen post — n. Carpentry either of a pair of vertical posts set between the rafters and the base, or tie beam, of a truss, at equal distances from the apex: cf. KING POST …   English World dictionary

  • queen post — queen′ post n. bui either of a pair of timbers or posts extending vertically upward from the tie beam of a roof truss or the like, one on each side of the center • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Queen post — A queen post is a supporting post designed to span longer openings than a king post. A king post uses one central supporting post, whereas the queen post uses two.ArchitectureA queen post bridge has two uprights placed about one third of the way… …   Wikipedia

  • Queen-Post — ♦ Pair of vertical posts standing on the tie beam and supporting the side purlins. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 414) Related terms: King Post …   Medieval glossary

  • queen-post — The two spaced vertical ties required for roofs of more than about 30 ft (ca 10 m) span, where the central support of the tie beam by the king post is insufficient …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • queen post roof — A timber roof having two queen posts but no king post …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • queen post truss — noun : queen truss …   Useful english dictionary

  • queen post — noun Date: 1823 one of two vertical tie posts in a truss (as of a roof) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • queen post — either of a pair of timbers or posts extending vertically upward from the tie beam of a roof truss or the like, one on each side of the center. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

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