raising piece

raising piece

A piece of timber laid on a brick wall, or on the top of posts or puncheons of a timber-framed house, to carry a beam or beams; a template.
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BROTHERS Oscar and Pip Turner jumped in at the sharp end for a hair raising piece of art.
The addition of two or four raising pieces creates the required depth of inspection chamber.
An important step in the manufacturing process is the joining of the raising pieces, first to the base unit of the inspection chamber and then to each other as required.
DIVERS will begin this week raising pieces of the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee, scuttled off Uruguay early in the Second World War to avoid being sunk by a British armada.