Definition of Tie beam
1. Noun. A horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating. "He nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
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Literary usage of Tie beam
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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"In a truss, a horizontal strut above the tie beam or above a line joining the ... tie beam. (See Tie.) Top Beam. Same as Collar Beam. (See subtitle above. ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The most familiar instance of this is the foot of a rafter pressing on the tie-beam, and thereby drawing it away from the other wall When the direction is ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"In the Perpendicular style, the central part of the tie- beam is cut away, and the beautiful Hammer-beam (qv) roofs of the period become usual (see fig. 6. ..."
4. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and edited by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"As the proper function of the tie beam is not to bear weight, but simply to prevent the principals from spreading, this system was ..."
5. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"As the proper function of the tie beam is not to bear weight, but simply to prevent ... to make the tie beam massive enough to support the arched braces, ..."
6. Introduction to the Mechanical Principles of Carpentry by Benjamin Hale (1827)
"This is called a tie beam, and by its means the roof becomes a perfect frame of itself, and acts upon the walls of the building only by its weight, ..."