Definition of queen post in English:

queen post


  • Either of two upright timbers between the tie beam and principal rafters of a roof truss.

    • ‘The diagonals can be bent slightly at the queen posts to alter the angle and reach before finally fixing the outer ends to the solebar in the desired position.’
    • ‘A section of the tie beam between the queen posts may be removed to create a hammerbeam roof.’
    • ‘Yesterday, I was whingeing on about the window in my room being hidden behind the king post roof support and moaning that we should have changed it for a smaller queen post.’
    • ‘This roof also displays a fine set of original iron straps linking the queen posts with the tie beams using an unusual system of pegs.’