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pendant post[′pen·dənt ‚pōst]
A post on a solid support and set against a wall to support a collar beam or other part of a roof.
In a hammer-beam roof, the lower post at the foot of the truss.
pendent post, pendant post
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.
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