hammer beam

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hammer beam

1. One of a pair of short horizontal members, attached to the foot of a principal rafter, located within a roof structure in place of a tie beam. See also: Beam
2. One of a pair of short horizontal members, attached to the foot of a principal rafter, located within a roof structure in place of a tie beam.

hammer beam

hammer beam: A
One of a pair of short horizontal members attached to the foot of a principal rafter in a roof, in place of a tie beam.