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Definitions of truss

  1. (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a framework of beams forming a rigid structure (as a roof truss) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (medical) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. support structurally, of roofs or bridges Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. support structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. A bundle; a package; as, a truss of grass. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A padded jacket or dress worn under armor, to protect the body from the effects of friction; also, a part of a woman's dress; a stomacher. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A bandage or apparatus used in cases of hernia, to keep up the reduced parts and hinder further protrusion, and for other purposes. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A tuft of flowers formed at the top of the main stalk, or stem, of certain plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The rope or iron used to keep the center of a yard to the mast. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. An assemblage of members of wood or metal, supported at two points, and arranged to transmit pressure vertically to those points, with the least possible strain across the length of any member. Architectural trusses when left visible, as in open timber roofs, often contain members not needed for construction, or are built with greater massiveness than is requisite, or are composed in unscientific ways in accordance with the exigencies of style. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To bind or pack close; to make into a truss. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To skewer; to make fast, as the wings of a fowl to the body in cooking it. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To execute by hanging; to hang; - usually with up. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A bandage or support for rupture; a bundle or package; a measured mass of hay, straw, etc.; timbers or bars fastened together to form a framework for any structure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. To bind into a bundle; skewer; make fast; tighten, as laces; to support by a brace, framework, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. An instrument used to prevent the return of a reduced hernia or the increase in size of an irreducible hernia; it consists of a pad for making pressure, so as to occlude the canal or opening in the abdominal wall; this is attached to a belt and is kept in place by a spring or a strap passing under the perineum. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  24. A hernial support. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  25. A bundle: timbers fastened together for supporting a roof: in ships, the rope or iron for keeping the lower yard to the mast: (med.) a bandage used in ruptures. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To bind up: to pack close: to furnish with a truss. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. A bundle; timbers supporting a roof; a bandage for ruptures. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. To bind up; pack close; furnish with a truss. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. A bundle, as of hay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Building. To support by a truss; brace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. To skewer, as a fowlforcooking. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Surg. A support for a rupture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A frame-work, as for a bridge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A bundle; a bandage or apparatus used in cases of rupture; a tuft of flowers formed at the top of the main stalk or stem of certain plants; the rope or iron used to keep the centre of a yard to the mast; a framed assemblage of timbers for fastening or binding a beam. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To bind or pack close; to seize and carry off; to skewer; to make fast. To truss up, to make close or tight. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. A quantity, as of hay or straw, tied together; a small hand-packed bundle of dry goods; in arch., the collection of timbers framed together, forming one of the principal supports to a roof; in surg., a bandage or apparatus used in cases of hernia to keep up the reduced parts, and to prevent further protrusion; among seamen, the rope used to keep the centre of a yard to the mast. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. To bind or pack close; to skewer, as poultry, &c.; to make fast. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To execute by hanging; to hang; -- usually with up. mso.anu.edu.au
  39. To bind or pack close; to tie up tightly; to make into a truss. dictgcide_fs
  40. To execute by hanging; to hang; usually with up. dictgcide_fs
  41. trus, n. a bundle: timbers fastened together for binding a beam or supporting a roof: in ships, the rope or iron for keeping the lower yard to the mast: a tuft of flowers at the top of the main stalk or stem: a bandage or apparatus used in hernia to retain reduced parts, or to hinder protusion.--v.t. to bind up: to pack close: to furnish with a truss: to draw tight and tie: to skewer in cooking.--n. TRUSS'-BEAM, a wooden beam strengthened by a tie-rod.--adj. TRUSSED.--n. TRUSS'ING, in ship-building, diagonal timbers or iron plates crossing the ribs internally, and consolidating the whole together. [O. Fr. trosser, orig. torser, to bind together--L. tortus, pa.p. of torqu[=e]re, to twist.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. [French] An appliance for holding a hernial protrusion in place after reduction. Nasal t., an appliance in the principle of a t. for supporting broken nasal bones. na
  43. Support (roof, bridge, &c.) with t. (see below); fasten (wings of fowl &c.), fasten wings &c. of (fowl &c.), before cooking; (archaic) fasten, tighten, (garment, usu. up), hang (criminal, usu. up), (of hawk &c.) seize (bird). (N.) supporting structure or framework of roof, bridge, &c., e.g. pair of rafters with tiebeam, king-post, & struts (t.-bridge &c., so strengthened); bundle of old (56 lb.) or new (60lb.) hay or (36lb.) straw; compact terminal flower-cluster; large corbel supporting monument &c.; (Naut.) heavy iron fitting securing lower yards to mast; (Surg.) padded belt or encircling spring used in rupture. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. Device for retaining a reduced hernia in its place. American pocket medical dictionary.
  45. A device, such as a pad and bandage or spring for keeping parts in place, especially a hernia. [Old Eng.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  46. [Fr.] (Arch.) The collection of timbers forming one of the chief supports in a roof, so framed as to strengthen each other and to prevent any distortion from the weight lying upon them. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  47. [Fr.] A triangular or polygonal frame of bars rendered rigid by stays and braces, so that its form is made incapable of change by the turning of the bars about their joints. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  48. [Fr.] Of new hay, sixty pounds. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  49. [Fr.] Of old hay, fifty-six pounds. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  50. [Fr.] Truss of straw is thirty-six pounds. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  51. n. [French] A bundle, as of hay or straw; –a bandage or apparatus used in cases of hernia; –the rope or iron used to keep the centre of a yard to the mast; –a framed assemblage of timbers for fastening or binding a beam, or for supporting a roof, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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