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Definitions of truss

  1. 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.
  2. To bind up: to pack close: to furnish with a truss. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To bind up; pack close; furnish with a truss. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Building. To support by a truss; brace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To skewer, as a fowlforcooking. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. support structurally, of roofs or bridges Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. support structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. a framework of beams forming a rigid structure (as a roof truss) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. (medical) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. A bundle; a package; as, a truss of grass. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. A tuft of flowers formed at the top of the main stalk, or stem, of certain plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The rope or iron used to keep the center of a yard to the mast. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To bind or pack close; to make into a truss. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To skewer; to make fast, as the wings of a fowl to the body in cooking it. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To execute by hanging; to hang; - usually with up. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. A bundle; timbers supporting a roof; a bandage for ruptures. 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. Surg. A support for a rupture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A frame-work, as for a bridge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.

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Usage examples for truss

  1. If it be allowed to ran on, unattended to, until adult age, he will be obliged to wear a truss all his life, which would be a great annoyance and a perpetual irritation to him. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  2. While in those cases where cure wasn't brought about- or hasn't yet been- this truss kept the rupture from coming out, and made the rupture better. – Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
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