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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.
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king post

or

kingpost

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

or king′post`,


n.
a structural member running vertically between the apex and base of a triangular roof truss.
[1770–80]
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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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