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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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The lounge/dining room is overlooked by a galleried landing with open beam ceiling incorporating king post trusses.
The property is a unique building with the exterior made up of a mixture of timber, black and white elevations complimented by a brick and stone built wing under a slate roof, and the interior brimming with original features including king post trusses, tall windows and feature wall and ceiling timbers.
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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.
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.
In making this change, the king post was removed and a queen post attached to an end rafter and the corresponding tie beam 1 foot on either side of the original king-post position.
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.