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king post

[′kiŋ ‚pōst]
(building construction)
In a roof truss, the central vertical member against which the rafters abut and which supports the tie beam.
(naval architecture)
A short, strong post for supporting a cargo boom on a cargo ship. Also known as derrick post; samson post.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

King post

1. A vertical member extending from the apex of the inclined rafters to the tie beam between the rafters at the lower ends of a truss, as well as in a roof.
2. A vertical member extending from the apex of the inclined rafters to the tie beam between the rafters at the lower ends of a truss, as well as in a roof. See also: Post
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king post

king post
1. In a truss, as for a roof, a vertical member extending from the apex of the inclined rafters to the tie beam between the rafters at their lower ends.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.