apron piece


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apron piece

[′ā·prən ‚pēs]
(building construction)
A beam that supports a landing or a series of winders in a staircase.

apron piece, pitching piece

A horizontal wood beam, fixed into a wall and projecting horizontally, which supports the ends of carriage pieces, roughstrings, and joists at the landings of a wooden staircase.
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Marriott has also come up with an interpretation for the graffiti found under the archway in Goulston Street where the apron piece was discarded.