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.

Nearby words

  1. queen of heaven,
  2. queen of puddings,
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  7. queen regnant,
  8. queen street farmer,
  9. queen substance,
  10. queen truss

Origin of queen post

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for queen post

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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