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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



(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`,

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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Timber Frames Market: Segmentation The global timber frames market can be segmented on the basis of timber frame trusses as follows: Common King Post Queen Post Scissor Hammer Beam Others The global timber frames market can be segmented on the basis of timber frame structure as follows: Box Frame Cruck Frame Aisled Frame The global timber frames market can be segmented on the basis of the type of building as follows: Commercial Chalet Contemporary Cottage Rustic Mountain Ranch & others Timber Frames Market: Regional Outlook Timber frame houses are highly preferred in the North America region due to significant icefall in the region throughout the year.
The lounge/dining room is overlooked by a galleried landing with open beam ceiling incorporating king post trusses.
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MACCLESFIELD Ground: Moss Rose Manager: Steve King Post predicts: 8th Last season: 24th (League 2) Title odds: 22/1 Wrexham games: Aug 14 (h); Apr 1 (a) Major ins: Junior Yiadom, Jack Mackreth Major outs: George Donnelly, Matt Hamshaw What they say: Steve King has had a very busy summer after last year's relegation.
Kaydon RK and MT Series bearings offer de signers and engineers exceptional design efficiency and flexibility A single bearing, for example, can often replace traditional king post designs reducing the number of components and simplifying assembly while saving weight, space and cost.
The atrium itself is a grand, multi-level space covered by a space-frame roof that is stiffened by a dramatic king post truss made of turned fir logs held together with steel tension rods and connectors.
The Chinese offense became more heated and on 25 September the positions -- known as King Post -- were heavily attacked.
A magnificent rear lounge/games room extends to 37'8" x 16'0" and offers great versatility of use with glorious views from the two large picture windows, exposed king post truss and roof timbers.
Upstairs the 22ft master bedroom is another impressive room, with dual aspect windows and king post trusses.
The age and history of the house can be seen in the upstairs lounge which has an original large King Post Truss beam which includes a small carving of a dog's head, said to warn off evil spirits.