side timber

side timber

A roof purlin that supports common rafters.
References in classic literature ?
They called him King-Post on board of the Pequod; because, in form, he could be well likened to the short, square timber known by that name in Arctic whalers; and which by the means of many radiating side timbers inserted in it, served to brace the ship against the icy concussions of those battering seas.
ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Tree chopping is in full swing in federal capital and adjacent areas while precious wood is being used as fuel while on the other side timber mafia has also become active.
ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2010 (Frontier Star): Tree chopping is in full swing in federal capital and adjacent areas while precious wood is being used as fuel while on the other side timber mafia has also become active.