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 for King-post
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  King-post \King"-post`\, n. (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.
     [1913 Webster]

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