Definitions for queen post
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
either of a pair of timbers or posts extending vertically upward from the tie beam of a roof truss or the like, one on each side of the center.
Category: Building Trades
Origin of queen post:
vertical tie post in a roof truss
A supporting post designed to span longer openings than a king post.
A queen post is a tension member in a truss designed to span longer openings than a king post truss. A king post uses one central supporting post, whereas the queen post truss uses two. Even though it is a tension member, rather than a compression member, they are commonly still called a post. A queen post is often confused with a queen strut, one of two compression members in roof framing which do not form a truss in the engineering sense.
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