straining beam

straining beam
noun or straining piece
: a short piece of timber in a truss used to hold in place the ends of struts or rafters

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straining beam or straining piece,
the horizontal timber or beam in a roof truss between the tops of two queen posts, which holds them in place.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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