dragging piece


(in a hipped roof) a short beam holding the foot of a hip rafter to counteract its thrust.

Nearby words

  1. drag sail,
  2. drag strip,
  3. drag up,
  4. dragger,
  5. dragging,
  6. draggingly,
  7. draggle,
  8. draggle-tail,
  9. draggle-tailed,
  10. draggletailed

Also called dragging beam, dragon beam, dragon piece.

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