purlin

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Information on the origin of the term is scant at best. According to Websters it comes from 15th-century English. According to the Oxford Concise Dictionary, it is "Middle English, perhaps of French origin". Other sources reference Middle English or 15th-century English.

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purlin (plural purlins)

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

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