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wall plate[′wȯl ‚plāt]
A piece of timber laid flat along the tip of the wall; it supports the rafters. Also known as raising plate.
A horizontal timber supported by posts resting on sills and extending lengthwise on each side of the tunnel; roof supports rest on the wall plates.
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A horizontal piece of timber, laid flat along the top of the wall at the level of the eaves, which carries the rafters.
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A horizontal member (such as a timber) across a timber-framed, masonry, or concrete wall to carry and distribute the load imposed by members that support the roof.
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