tres·​tle·​work ˈtre-səl-ˌwərk How to pronounce trestlework (audio)
: a system of connected trestles supporting a structure (such as a railroad bridge)

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trestlework was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Trestlework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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