truss

Definition

A type of roof construction using a framework of beams or members that support the roof load and leaves wide spans between supports.

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You may want to have a truss over your head if you think that is the best way to protect yourself from the storm.

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The leak caused significant damage to the wood truss helping support the roof. The beams they were made of had begun to rot.

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Knowledge of statics is a fundamental part of truss analysis, and beyond that material mechanics allows you to safely design a truss.

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