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roof truss click to hear : roof truss

Assembly of members composed of a triangular substructure to form the frame of a sloped roof; it supports the roof.
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See roof truss in : french | spanish
strut ridge beam side post king post principal rafter

strut click to hear : strut

Diagonal member supporting the principal rafter, joining it to the junction of the king post and the ridge beam.

ridge beam click to hear : ridge beam

Level member at the base of a truss upon which the side posts and the king post rest; these in turn support the principal rafters.

side post click to hear : side post

Small vertical member supporting the principal rafter.

king post click to hear : king post

Vertical member supporting the tie beam and joining the principal rafters to the ridge beam.

principal rafter click to hear : principal rafter

Diagonal member of a roof truss; it functions as a rafter.