bird's mouth

bird's mouth
a right-angled notch cut in the underside of a rafter for fitting over a longitudinal member, as a wall plate.

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  • Bird's-mouth — n. (Arch.) An interior angle or notch cut across a piece of timber, for the reception of the edge of another, as that in a rafter to be laid on a plate; commonly called {crow s foot} in the United States. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bird's-mouth — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural bird s mouths) : an interior angle of notch cut across the end of a piece of timber to receive the edge of another piece …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bird's mouth — Carpentry. a right angled notch cut in the underside of a rafter for fitting over a longitudinal member, as a wall plate. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

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