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 crash that sent a dump truck into an overhead railroad trestle on Monday damaging the railroad and closing Northwest Helvetia Road could be in place for five to seven days according to a spokesperson for the Portland & Western Railroad.
Originally 890 feet in length, the trestle has deteriorated over the years but visitors can stand at the bottom and admire the jigsaw-like precision of the half-million board feet of timber needed to finish the project.
Trestle Park would include a RiverWalk, benches, green space and the conversion of the former railroad trestle into public space.
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.
China now boasts the world’s highest bridge, the longest bridge, the highest rail trestle and a host of other superlatives, often besting its own efforts.
DES MOINES, Iowa — A century-old train trestle stands as one of the trophies of Des Moines' push to spruce up its downtown.
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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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