King-post

• (n.) A member of a common form of truss, as a roof truss. It is strictly a tie, intended to prevent the sagging of the tiebeam in the middle. If there are struts, supporting the main rafters, they often bear upon the foot of the king-post. Called also crown-post.
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King-post

King'-post` noun (Carp.) A member of a common form of truss, as a roof truss. It is strictly a tie, intended to prevent the sagging of the tiebeam in the middle. If there are struts, supporting the main rafters, they often bear upon the foot of the king-post. Called also crown- post .
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King-post

A compression member which, together with suitable bracing wires, limits the deflection of a major member (such as a spar) which has to resist bending loads. King-posts raised above the wings of early flying boats were used to reinforce the interplane bracing.
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