- either of a pair of timbers or posts extending vertically upward from the tie beam of a roof truss or the like, one on each side of the center.
Origin of queen post
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for queen post
But the old style of king-post, queen-post, or hammer-beam roof was prevalent.Chats on Old Furniture
The queen-post truss was remarkably developed by Palladio, a famous Italian architect of the sixteenth century.Inventors at Work
At the bend is a condition which resembles that of a hog-chain or truss-rod around a queen-post.
If queen-post trusses are useless, some hundreds of thousands of hog-rods in freight cars could be dispensed with.
This is just such a force as the truss-rod in a queen-post truss must take.
- one of a pair of vertical posts that connect the tie beam of a truss to the principal raftersCompare king post
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