queen post

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noun

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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queen post

noun

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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