Definition of Purlin

1. n. In root construction, a horizontal member supported on the principals and supporting the common rafters.

Definition of Purlin

1. Noun. A horizontal structural member bridging two or more rafters of a roof. ¹

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Definition of Purlin

1. a horizontal supporting timber [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purlin

purities
purity
purity ring
purity rings
purl
purl stitch
purled
purler
purlers
purlicue
purlicued
purlicues
purlieu
purlieus
purlieux
purlin (current term)
purline
purlines
purling
purlings
purlins
purloin
purloined
purloiner
purloiners
purloining
purloinment
purloinments
purloins
purloo

Literary usage of Purlin

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1. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"The purlin will have to be designed as if it were free to bend in any ... Two cases will be considered, one in which the purlin is free to bend in any ..."

2. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"The purlin will have to be designed as if it were free to bend in any ... Two cases will be considered, one in which the purlin is free to bend in any ..."

3. Carpentry Made Easy, Or, The Science and Art of Framing, on a New and by William E. Bell (1859)
"purlin Post Brace. The brace of the purlin post must next be framed, and also the mortices for it, one in the purlin post and the other in the girder. ..."

4. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"The purlin will have to be designed as if it were free to bend in any ... Two cases will be considered, one in which the purlin is free to bend in any ..."

5. A Treatise on Design and Construction of Roofs by Nathan Clifford Ricker (1912)
"Then 2 radius sin — 15° = length of chord of purlin arc. ... purlin Axis Vertical or Horizontal.—If in this case the principal axis of cross-section of the ..."

6. A Treatise on Design and Construction of Roofs by Nathan Clifford Ricker (1912)
"Then 2 radius sin — 15° = length of chord of purlin arc. m 2 X 50' sin 7° 30' ... purlin Axis Vertical or Horizontal.—If in this case the principal axis of ..."

7. A Treatise on the Design and Construction of Mill Buildings and Other by Henry Grattan Tyrrell (1911)
"purlin SPACING. The proper purlin spacing for any given roof load depends on the ... The maximum allowable purlin spacing for non- continuous sheets is as ..."

8. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"next Pollard's.1 Split the principal Rafter next that end, to the purloin [purlin]. Ript off the Clap-boards, loosened many more ; ploughed off the cieling ..."

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