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straining piece


noun

(in a queen-post roof) a horizontal beam uniting the tops of the two queen posts, and resisting the thrust of the roof.

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Nearby words

strain fracture, strain gauge, strained, strainer, straining arch, straining piece, straining sill, strait, strait-jacket, strait-lace, strait-laced

Origin of straining piece

First recorded in 1795–1805
Also called straining beam.
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British Dictionary definitions for straining piece

straining piece

straining beam


noun

a horizontal tie beam that connects the top of two queen posts of a roof truss
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