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truss

noun (n)

  • (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent) (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: corbel
    source: wordnet30
  • A bundle; a package; as, a truss of grass. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • secure with or as if with ropes (verb.contact)
    Synonym: bind, tie down, tie up
    source: wordnet30
  • support structurally (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Truss the roofs.
    Trussed bridges.
    source: wordnet30
  • To bind or pack close; to make into a truss. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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