kingpost

/ˈkɪŋpoʊst/ (say 'kingpohst)

noun
1. a vertical post between the apex of a triangular roof truss and the tie beam in order to support the tie beam when it bears a heavy ceiling load.
2. samson post.
Also, kingbolt.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • kingpost — king post king post roof Precision Graphics n. Architecture A supporting post extending vertically from a crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss. * * * …   Universalium

  • kingpost — kingˈpost noun A perpendicular beam in the frame of a roof rising from the tie beam to the ridge • • • Main Entry: ↑king …   Useful english dictionary

  • De Havilland DH.52 — DH.52 Role single seat glider National origin United Kingdom Manufacturer de Havilland Aircraft Co. Ltd First flight 5 October 1922 Retired 19 October 1922 Number built 2 The de Havilland DH.52 …   Wikipedia

  • Landis Mill Covered Bridge — Infobox U.S. Covered Bridge bridge=Landis Mill Covered Bridge image size=300px bridge bridge map size=250px state=Pennsylvania county=Lancaster County length=53 truss=single span, double Burr arch truss built=1873 builder=Elias McMellenLandis… …   Wikipedia

  • Crane (machine) — A modern crawler type derrick crane with outriggers. The latticed boom is fitted with a jib. A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower material …   Wikipedia

  • Truss bridge — for a single track railway, converted to pedestrian use and pipeline support Ancestor Beam bridge[ …   Wikipedia

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Kansas — Kansas counties There are 1,249 buildings, sites, districts, and objects in Kansas listed on the National …   Wikipedia

  • History of hang gliding — Hang gliding is an air sport employing a foot launchable aircraft known as a hang glider. Typically, hang gliders are composed of an aluminium or composite framed fabric wing. The pilot is ensconced in a harness depending from the airframe, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Burr Truss — The Burr Arch Truss or simply Burr Truss or Burr Arch is a combination of an arch and a multiple kingpost truss design. It was invented in 1804 by Theodore Burrcite web title = The Burr Truss work = Truss Styles of Covered Bridges publisher = New …   Wikipedia

  • List of West Virginia covered bridges — The following is a list of the 17 extant West Virginia covered bridges.*Barrackville Covered Bridge, Buffalo Creek, Marion County (1853; Chenoweth) *Carrollton Covered Bridge, Barbour County (1856) *Philippi Covered Bridge, Philippi, Barbour… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.