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
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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