Top plate

top plate

[′täp ‚plāt]
(building construction)
The top horizontal member of a building frame to which the rafters are fastened.
The horizontal member of a building frame at the top of the partition studs.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Top plate

Continuous horizontal piece of lumber across the top of an exterior wall that supports the foot of the rafters, or other framework above it.
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top plate

top plate, 2
1. The top horizontal member of a frame building to which the rafters are fastened.
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The Permanent Pier is a 7 1/8-inch diameter, 1/4-inch-walled aluminum pier with an 8 1/4-inch-square top plate. Four side struts are welded between the pier tube and the base plate to eliminate side flexure of the tube assembly under heavy or off-center loads.
The jig was repositioned in the vise upright and the first top plate was installed.
It is composed of a radiating top plate of width W and length L and the ground plane of width [W.sub.G] and length [L.sub.G].
Under the effect of the vehicle load, according to the flat section assumption, the top plate of the box girder along the longitudinal presents compression stress and the bottom plate presents tensile stress.
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