Definitions of truss

  1. To bind into a bundle; skewer; make fast; tighten, as laces; to support by a brace, framework, etc.
  2. To bind up: to pack close: to furnish with a truss.
  3. To bind up; pack close; furnish with a truss.
  4. Building. To support by a truss; brace.
  5. To skewer, as a fowlforcooking.
  6. tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking
  7. support structurally, of roofs or bridges
  8. ( medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
  9. support structurally; " truss the roofs"; " trussed bridges"
  10. secure with or as if with ropes; " tie down the prisoners"; " tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed"
  11. tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
  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.
  13. To bind or pack close; to seize and carry off; to skewer; to make fast. To truss up, to make close or tight.
  14. a framework of beams forming a rigid structure ( as a roof truss)
  15. ( medical) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
  16. A bundle; a package; as, a truss of grass.
  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.
  18. A bandage or apparatus used in cases of hernia, to keep up the reduced parts and hinder further protrusion, and for other purposes.
  19. A tuft of flowers formed at the top of the main stalk, or stem, of certain plants.
  20. The rope or iron used to keep the center of a yard to the mast.
  21. To bind or pack close; to make into a truss.
  22. To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon.
  23. To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces.
  24. To skewer; to make fast, as the wings of a fowl to the body in cooking it.
  25. To execute by hanging; to hang; - usually with up.
  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.
  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.
  28. A bundle; timbers supporting a roof; a bandage for ruptures.
  29. A bundle, as of hay.
  30. Surg. A support for a rupture.
  31. A frame- work, as for a bridge.
  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.
  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.
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