king post

noun

Definition of king post

: a vertical member connecting the apex of a triangular truss (as of a roof) with the base

First Known Use of king post

1669, in the meaning defined above

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“King post.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/king%20post. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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