king post

or king·post, king-post

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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.

Nearby words

  1. king of the herrings,
  2. king of the hill,
  3. king penguin,
  4. king philip's war,
  5. king plank,
  6. king prawn,
  7. king rail,
  8. king salmon,
  9. king snake,
  10. king truss

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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