Definition of king post in English:

king post

Syllabification: king post

noun

  • An upright post in the center of a roof truss, extending from the tie beam to the apex of the truss.
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    • Bracket sets with two arms support the four-rafter beams; there are straight braces known as timu; and a king post is present in the roof truss.
    • In the process, the various components acquired names according to their place in this system - king post, hammer beam, purlin, sill, and so forth - names that are still used today.
    • First, as Su notes, a king post is used in the shrine's roof truss.

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