Knee wall(redirected from Knee walls)
knee wall[′nē ‚wȯl]
A partition that forms a side wall or supports roof rafters under a pitched roof.
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A wall which acts as a knee brace by supporting roof rafters at some intermediate position along their length; shortens the span of the rafters.
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