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Any member in compression that keeps two others apart. It is found, for example, in roof structures between a tie-beam and a collar. Types of strut include:king-strut:vertical timber set on a collar or tie-beam extending to the apex of a pitched roof (with a ridge-piece, -plate, or -purlin);queen-strut:one of two vertical members framed between a tie-beam and a collar;rafter-strut:as raking-strut but vertical;raking-strut:one of a pair of straight or curved members set at an angle on the tie-beam and framed into a principal rafter, often supporting a purlin.

king-strut:vertical timber set on a collar or tie-beam extending to the apex of a pitched roof (with a ridge-piece, -plate, or -purlin);

queen-strut:one of two vertical members framed between a tie-beam and a collar;

rafter-strut:as raking-strut but vertical;

raking-strut:one of a pair of straight or curved members set at an angle on the tie-beam and framed into a principal rafter, often supporting a purlin.

Alcock, Barley, Dixon, & Meeson (1996)

Subjects: Architecture.


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