side timber

side timber

A roof purlin that supports common rafters.
References in classic literature ?
They called him King-Post on board of the Pequod; because, in form, he could be well likened to the short, square timber known by that name in Arctic whalers; and which by the means of many radiating side timbers inserted in it, served to brace the ship against the icy concussions of those battering seas.
The exterior of this home is enveloped by mature gardens that benefit from a sunny South aspect to the rear and West aspect to the side timber decked area.
the goal of refurbishment shall be to restore the bulkhead sections to nearly original condition and shall include identification and repair of areas of damage; replacement of all seals with new seals; replacement of all side timber blocks with ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (uhmwpe) blocks; and complete sandblasting and painting of all six sections.
ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Tree chopping is in full swing in federal capital and adjacent areas while precious wood is being used as fuel while on the other side timber mafia has also become active.
ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2010 (Frontier Star): Tree chopping is in full swing in federal capital and adjacent areas while precious wood is being used as fuel while on the other side timber mafia has also become active.
The supposed protector of wilderness delivered these winged words to the President that day in Portland: "Essentially what we need the government to do is get out of the way, let the market system work, get some certainty into the west side timber supply because we don't know whether to build another plant here or go to Canada."