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queen post

queen post

n.
Either of a pair of upright posts providing tension between the top and bottom members of a truss.

queen post

n
(Building) one of a pair of vertical posts that connect the tie beam of a truss to the principal rafters. Compare king post

queen′ post`


n.
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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Noun1.queen post - vertical tie post in a roof truss
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
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A system of beams called king and queen posts has been used from early times up to the present.
He said that among the interesting features of the all-chestnut barn, which he estimated was built around 1815, are one of the first "canted queen posts," angled timbers that support the roof beam, to be found in this area; and two sets of vertically overlapping boards on the exterior walls, instead of the typical single board.
In these uplift tests, the king posts in the end frames were replaced with queen posts (Fig.