Definitions for "Kingpost"
Keywords:  luff, glider, strut, apex, braces
the middle or chief post of a roof standing on a tie beam
In a kingpost truss, the vertical wooden post hung from the apex of the main diagonal braces. In a multiple-kingpost truss, the vertical member paired with one or two diagonal braces.
vertical strut on top of glider that supports negative rigging and luff line systems.