Definition of trestle
1 : a braced frame serving as a support
2 : horse 2b
3 : a braced framework of timbers, piles, or steelwork for carrying a road or railroad over a depression
Recent Examples of trestle from the Web
The new stretch will be constructed on the stone trail running from a skate park at Sutter’s Landing to a railroad trestle near the Capital City Freeway.
Cellphone videos appeared to show that Hernández was hiding beneath a train trestle when he was shot in the head.
A man appeared north of a trestle over 266th Street in Kent, and the crew put the train into emergency brake but could not stop in time, the spokesperson said.
DES MOINES, Iowa — A century-old train trestle stands as one of the trophies of Des Moines' push to spruce up its downtown.
The ghost town of Arrow, once a bustling village, draws visitors who seek railroad relics and trestle bridges spanning the hillsides.
Trestle Terr., 45582-Robert Daniel and Melissa Ann Long to Tattamangalam and Subhalakshmi Ramachandran, $375,000. Saint Paul St. S., 41-Suwit Lamlert and Warisara Sangangarm to Delia Beatriz Vargas, $210,000.
The incident happened near a railroad trestle bridge, said Patrick Waldron, a spokesman for Canadian National Railway Company.
At 11::50 p.m. May 7, police responded to the scene of a one-car crash at the train trestle at Richmond and Cannon roads.
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TRESTLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trestle for English Language Learners
: a frame that is made of a horizontal piece between two vertical pieces and that is used to support something (such as the top of a table)
: a complex structure that is used especially for supporting railroad tracks over a valley, river, etc.
TRESTLE Defined for Kids
Definition of trestle for Students
1 : a braced frame consisting usually of a horizontal piece with spreading legs at each end that supports something (as the top of a table)
2 : a structure of timbers or steel for supporting a road or railroad over a low place
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