Share this entry

Share this page

collar beam

Line breaks: col¦lar beam

Definition of collar beam in English:

noun

A horizontal piece of squared timber connecting two rafters and forming with them an A-shaped roof truss.
Example sentences
  • They all survived up on the collar beam save for a small child whom Peter Kinter's wife had on her lap.
  • Sunday, the other collar beams, the roof-support structure and roof rafters were erected.
  • Steel rods from the collar beams help support the ceiling of the large G.A.R. hall.

Definition of collar beam in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something