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king post

n. Architecture
A vertical post acting as a tie between the apex of a triangular truss and the crossbeam.

king post



(Building) a vertical post connecting the apex of a triangular roof truss to the tie beam. Also called: joggle post Compare queen post

king′ post`

or king′post`,

a structural member running vertically between the apex and base of a triangular roof truss.
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Noun1.king post - post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular trussking post - post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular 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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Over the past five years the Post Office has announced the closure of around 150 Crown Post Offices, 40% of its 2013 Crown Post Office network.
OLDHAM'S last remaining Crown post office is the 'busiest in Greater Manchester' - but it could still be closed under plans opposed by thousands of residents.
She said: "I'm opposed to this backdoor privatisation of our Crown Post Office.
"That's why I hope that the opening of this service is not used as evidence to support proposals to replace the crown post office on St John Street with counter services in WH Smith on Eastgate Street.
The proposed closure would deprive Chester of a Crown Post Office so I'll be working with the Communication Workers Union on my campaign to save St John Street Post Office in Chester.
The state-owned network plans to transfer 40 of its Crown post offices to WHSmith to cut costs.
The slope leads to and from Gilmour Street Station car park, and the building that looms over it is Wetherspoons pub, which many will only ever think of as the Crown Post Office that is was for decades.
For some time now I have been unable to buy regularly these stamps, even at my local crown post office in Bridgend.
THE controversial decision to shut the Crown Post Office, in Bootle, has been condemned by councillors in Sefton.
The unions are in dispute over the closure of the final salary pension scheme, job losses and the franchising of Crown Post Offices, the larger branches usually sited in high streets.
Dave Ward of the Communication Workers Union said his members would stage a 24-hour strike this Thursday to save Crown post offices from the axe.
"It is nothing short of pension 'robbery' and the anger has been compounded by a failing business plan underpinned by the continued franchising of Crown Post Offices and the outsourcing of vast swathes of the Post Office's supply chain business.