Hammer-beam Definition

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(architecture) A member of a kind of roof truss (a hammer-beam truss), so framed as not to have a tiebeam at the top of the wall. Each principal has two hammer beams, which occupy the situation, and to some extent serve the purpose, of a tiebeam.

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Singular:
hammer-beam
Plural:
hammer-beams

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