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truss

verb \ ˈtrəs \

Definition of truss

transitive verb
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

trusser

noun

Examples of truss in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of truss

Middle English to pack, load, bind, from Anglo-French trusser, trousser, from Vulgar Latin *torsare, from *torsus twisted — more at torsade


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truss

noun

Definition of truss

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

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First Known Use of truss

13th century

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TRUSS Defined for English Language Learners

truss

verb

Definition of truss for English Language Learners

  • : to tie up (someone) tightly to prevent movement

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


truss

noun

Definition of truss for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TRUSS Defined for Kids

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truss

verb \ ˈtrəs \

Definition of truss for Students

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

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truss

noun

Definition of truss for Students

: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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