Definition of collar beam in English:

collar beam

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  • A horizontal piece of squared timber connecting two rafters and forming with them an A-shaped roof truss.
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    • 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.

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