Knee wall

(redirected from Knee-wall)

knee wall

[′nē ‚wȯl]
(building construction)
A partition that forms a side wall or supports roof rafters under a pitched roof.

Knee wall

A low wall resulting from one-and-one-half-story masonry construction.

knee wall

A wall which acts as a knee brace by supporting roof rafters at some intermediate position along their length; shortens the span of the rafters.
References in periodicals archive ?
A knee-wall went from ordinary to extraordinary when turned into a clever disguise for a 47-inch LCD television in this Flowood home built by Chris Wartes of Lakepointe Properties.
A knee-wall was constructed between the attic space over the living area and the attic space over the uninsulated garage area, reducing heat buildup in the attic where the ductwork was located.