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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.
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