tie beam


tie beam
noun
a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating
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he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam

Syn: ↑tie
Hypernyms: ↑beam

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noun
: a beam acting as a tie (as in a roof) — see roof illustration

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a horizontal timber or the like for connecting two structural members to keep them from spreading apart, as a beam connecting the feet of two principal rafters in a roof truss. See diags. under king post, queen post.
[1815-25]

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tie beam noun
A beam connecting the lower ends of rafters to prevent them from moving apart
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Main Entry:tie

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tie beam,
a timber or piece serving as a tie, especially, a horizontal beam connecting the lower ends of two opposite principal rafters, thus forming the base of a roof truss.

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n. a horizontal beam connecting two rafters in a roof or roof truss

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • tie beam — n. a horizontal beam serving as a TIE (n. 5): see FRAME …   English World dictionary

  • tie beam — tie′ beam n. bui a horizontal timber or the like for connecting two structural members to keep them from spreading apart • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • tie beam — /ˈtaɪ bim/ (say tuy beem) noun 1. a timber or piece serving as a tie. 2. a horizontal beam connecting the lower ends of two opposite principal rafters; collar tie …   Australian English dictionary

  • tie beam — a horizontal timber or the like for connecting two structural members to keep them from spreading apart, as a beam connecting the feet of two principal rafters in a roof truss. See diags. under king post, queen post. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • tie beam — noun a horizontal beam connecting two rafters in a roof …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tie-Beam — ♦ Transverse horizontal beam at or near wall top level, tying together the feet of the rafters and preventing their spread. It is above the wall plate in box framed types of rood, below it in cruck construction. (Wood, Margaret. The English… …   Medieval glossary

  • tie beam —   Īlio …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • tie — v. & n. v. (tying) 1 tr. attach or fasten with string or cord etc. (tie the dog to the gate; tie his hands together; tied on a label). 2 tr. a form (a string, ribbon, shoelace, necktie, etc.) into a knot or bow. b form (a knot or bow) in this way …   Useful english dictionary

  • beam — Synonyms and related words: AM signal, CRT spot, DM display, Doppler signal, FM signal, H beam, I beam, IF signal, IF video signal, IM display, RF amplifier, RF echoes, RF signal, RF stage, TV band, X ray, abutment, actinic ray, actinism,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tie rod — noun either of two rods that link the steering gear to the front wheels • Hypernyms: ↑rod • Part Holonyms: ↑steering linkage * * * noun 1. : a rod used as a connecting member or brace : tie bar see buckstay illustrat …   Useful english dictionary


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