king post

or king·post, king-post


noun

a structural member running vertically between the apex and base of a triangular roof truss.
Machinery. a rotating or stationary column for supporting tackle or booms used in lifting.

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Origin of king post

First recorded in 1770–80
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British Dictionary definitions for king post

king post

noun

a vertical post connecting the apex of a triangular roof truss to the tie beamAlso called: joggle post Compare queen post
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