roof beam

roof beam

[′rüf ‚bēm]
(building construction)
A load-bearing member in the roof structure.
References in classic literature ?
They'll hide among the roof beams," said Strickland.
It gave great sound of tearing, and Strickland put his head through the opening into the dark of the angle of the roof beams.
The Son of Anak, otherwise Rufus the Blue-Eyed, and also plebeianly known as Tots, rioted with him from brier-rose path to farthest orchard, scalped him in the haymow with barbaric yells, and once, with pharisaic zeal, was near to crucifying him under the attic roof beams.
He picks his way through the rubble, skirts along charred walls, climbs over a roof beam here, steps on a windowpane there, bits of glass scraping underfoot like the screak of winter snow.
Smart and Davies presented a roof beam tilt theory, in which the inclination angle of the main roof strata and the rotation fulcrum position were considered as the important parameters for pillar width design [5].
They discovered that more than 600 tonnes of wood were used to create the roof beam of the Hall, before moving on to the Central Lobby, the Commons Chamber and the Lords' Chamber.
A SICK animal killer hanged a goat from a roof beam during a farm raid.
One of two main support beams underneath the 120-foot bridge has broken, creating a sag that has triggered a similar break in a roof beam above.
A closer inspection then discovered the weight of snow on the flat roof had caused a roof beam to buckle.
One went straight into a vat and the other bounced off a roof beam and then into the vat, both being extinguished by the vat's contents.
SCHOOLGIRL Shannon Matthews was drugged and restrained with a strap tied to a roof beam after her mother hatched a plan to make pounds 50,000 from her faked kidnap, a court heard.
The prosecutors told the jury it was a "reasonable inference" that Donovan used a strap found tied to a roof beam to restrain Shannon when he left the flat to go shopping.