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1truss

transitive verb \ˈtrəs\

: to tie up (someone) tightly to prevent movement

: to tie together the wings or legs of (a turkey, chicken, etc.) for cooking

Full Definition of TRUSS

1
a :  to secure tightly :  bind
b :  to arrange for cooking by binding close the wings or legs of (a fowl)
2
:  to support, strengthen, or stiffen by or as if by a truss
truss·er noun

Examples of TRUSS

  1. She stuffed and trussed the duck.
  2. <after stuffing the turkey, the chef quickly trussed it so the forcemeat wouldn't fall out during roasting>

Origin of TRUSS

Middle English to pack, load, bind, from Anglo-French trusser, trousser, from Vulgar Latin *torsare, from *torsus twisted — more at torsade
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with TRUSS

2truss

noun

: a strong frame of beams, bars, or rods that supports a roof or bridge

: a special belt that is worn by someone who has a hernia

Full Definition of TRUSS

1
:  an iron band around a lower mast with an attachment by which a yard is secured to the mast
2
a :  bracket 1
b :  an assemblage of members (as beams) forming a rigid framework
3
:  a device worn to reduce a hernia by pressure
4
:  a compact flower or fruit cluster

First Known Use of TRUSS

13th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot
TRUSS Defined for Kids

1truss

verb \ˈtrəs\
trussedtruss·ing

Definition of TRUSS for Kids

1
:  to bind or tie firmly
2
:  to support, strengthen, or stiffen by a framework of beams

2truss

noun

Definition of TRUSS for Kids

:  a framework of beams or bars used in building and engineering
Medical Dictionary

truss

noun \ˈtrəs\

Medical Definition of TRUSS

:  a device worn to reduce a hernia by pressure
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