king-truss

/ˈkɪŋ-trʌs/ (say 'king-trus)

noun
a truss framed with a kingpost.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • king truss — Building Trades. a truss having a king post. * * * …   Universalium

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  • King-post — n. (Carp.) A member of a common form of truss, as a roof truss. It is strictly a tie, intended to prevent the sagging of the tiebeam in the middle. If there are struts, supporting the main rafters, they often bear upon the foot of the king post …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • king post — king′ post or king′post n. bui a structural member running vertically between the apex and base of a triangular roof truss • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • king post — n. Carpentry a vertical supporting post between the apex of a triangular truss and the base, or tie beam, as at the ridge of a roof: cf. QUEEN POST: see FRAME …   English World dictionary

  • King post — Crown posts in the nave roof at Old Romney church, Kent, England …   Wikipedia

  • Truss — For other uses, see Truss (disambiguation). In architecture and structural engineering, a truss is a structure comprising one or more triangular units constructed with straight members whose ends are connected at joints referred to as nodes.… …   Wikipedia

  • king post — noun post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss • Hypernyms: ↑post * * * noun 1. : a vertical member connecting the apex of a triangular truss (as of a roof) with the base called also crown post; see roof illustration 2. : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • King — n. & v. n. 1 (as a title usu. King) a male sovereign, esp. the hereditary ruler of an independent State. 2 a person or thing pre eminent in a specified field or class (railway king). 3 a large (or the largest) kind of plant, animal, etc. (king… …   Useful english dictionary

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