roof beam

roof beam

[′rüf ‚bēm]
(building construction)
A load-bearing member in the roof structure.
References in classic literature ?
They'll hide among the roof beams," said Strickland.
It gave great sound of tearing, and Strickland put his head through the opening into the dark of the angle of the roof beams.
The Son of Anak, otherwise Rufus the Blue-Eyed, and also plebeianly known as Tots, rioted with him from brier-rose path to farthest orchard, scalped him in the haymow with barbaric yells, and once, with pharisaic zeal, was near to crucifying him under the attic roof beams.
They discovered that more than 600 tonnes of wood were used to create the roof beam of the Hall, before moving on to the Central Lobby, the Commons Chamber and the Lords' Chamber.
A SICK animal killer hanged a goat from a roof beam during a farm raid.
One of two main support beams underneath the 120-foot bridge has broken, creating a sag that has triggered a similar break in a roof beam above.
Noting that leaks were present shortly after the mall opened, the report indicates the collapse was triggered as a result of a loss of a section of weld connecting a roof beam and a column.
A closer inspection then discovered the weight of snow on the flat roof had caused a roof beam to buckle.
The slash-cut front roof beam is especially striking.
SCHOOLGIRL Shannon Matthews was drugged and restrained with a strap tied to a roof beam after her mother hatched a plan to make pounds 50,000 from her faked kidnap, a court heard yesterday.
The technical note Glulam Beam Camber provides designers and engineers with camber recommendations, tolerances, tables and a design example, which shows how to calculate the required camber for a glulam roof beam.
On his way up the steps to the front entrance he banged his head on a roof beam.