pendant post


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pendant post

[′pen·dənt ‚pōst]
(building construction)
A post on a solid support and set against a wall to support a collar beam or other part of a roof.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pendant post

In a hammer-beam roof, the lower post at the foot of the truss.

pendent post, pendant post

pendentives, 1: a
1. In a medieval principal roof truss, a short post placed against the wall, its lower end supported on a corbel or capital, and its upper end carrying the tie beam or hammer beam.
2. The support of an arch across the angles of a square.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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