knee rafter


knee rafter
noun
: a diagonal brace between a principal rafter and a tie beam

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1. a rafter for maintaining the angle between a principal rafter and a tie or collar beam.
2. a rafter bent downward at the lower end. Also called crook rafter.
[1670-80]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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