Main tie

Main tie

The lower tension member of a roof truss which connects the feet of the principal rafters.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

main tie

In a roof truss, a member which connects the feet of the rafters.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the other main tie, Swansea should be too strong for Pontypridd - even at Sardis Road, where the House of Pain is not as painful as it used to be.