king post definition by Webster's New World
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Carpentry a vertical supporting post between the apex of a triangular truss and the base, or tie beam, as at the ridge of a roof
king post definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A supporting post extending vertically from a crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss.
king post roof