truss

verb
\ ˈtrəs How to pronounce truss (audio) \
trussed; trussing; trusses

Definition of truss

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : 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

truss

noun

Definition of truss (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : an assemblage of members (such as beams) forming a rigid framework
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

Other Words from truss

Verb

trusser noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for truss

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of truss in a Sentence

Verb She stuffed and trussed the duck. after stuffing the turkey, the chef quickly trussed it so the forcemeat wouldn't fall out during roasting
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Le Mec and his people knock Rory out with tranquilizers and truss her up by her wings to harvest her feathers. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Watching Julia truss a goose or dress a salad niçoise felt like a salve. Julie Cohen, Variety, 5 Sep. 2021 Markets are unbowed with their gleaming-eyed oyster shuckers, their butchers taking five minutes to truss each quail, their oozing Camembert cheeses prompting debate about ripeness, their rum baba cakes with little syringes to inject the rum. New York Times, 30 Jan. 2021 Being trussed up like this did not lend itself to much mobility. David Canfield, EW.com, 29 Jan. 2020 At the other end is the caricature, butt of flabby jokes, trussed in Las Vegas gaud, voice prostituted to a huge orchestra. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Aug. 2019 In 1936, the wrists and ankles of a thirty-five-year-old interior decorator were found trussed with lamp cord and radio wire, with two neckties and a towel twisted around his neck. Caleb Crain, The New Yorker, 20 June 2019 High-end Roman houses had only small glass windows, so the interiors were enlivened by frescoes—often of food or animals destined for the table, like the villa’s painting of ducks and trussed deer. Peter Saenger, WSJ, 21 June 2019 The ceilings are covered in California redwood and trussed with steel cables and the walls are gallery white. Arizona Republic, azcentral, 21 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Builders FirstSource, the nation’s largest supplier to the homebuilding industry, is making its fourth acquisition of 2021 with Thursday’s deal for a California truss maker. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, 2 Sep. 2021 But for two truss wires in front of him, he might have been ejected from the plane. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Nov. 2021 When the truss is completed, no one knows for sure whether the French will actually take it. Shawn Mccreesh, Curbed, 17 Aug. 2021 The two astronauts will be working on the inward port side of the station's backbone truss structure called P4. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 12 Sep. 2021 The remaining three iROSA's will be installed on the right side of the power truss. William Harwood, CBS News, 12 Sep. 2021 Mohammad Sawar, 55, gently tended the wounds of his son, 20-year-old Akbar Jan, who pulled himself up groggily by a truss over his bed. Daric L. Cottingham, Los Angeles Times, 12 Aug. 2021 Mohammad Sawar, 55, gently tended the wounds of his son, 20-year-old Akbar Jan, who pulled himself up groggily by a truss over his bed. Daric L. Cottingham, Los Angeles Times, 12 Aug. 2021 So nobody seemed the least bit bothered that their beloved truss might never see the Seine. Shawn Mccreesh, Curbed, 17 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of truss

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for truss

Verb

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/truss. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for truss

truss

verb

English Language Learners Definition of truss

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to tie up (someone) tightly to prevent movement
: to tie together the wings or legs of (a turkey, chicken, etc.) for cooking

truss

noun

English Language Learners Definition of truss (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

verb
\ ˈtrəs How to pronounce truss (audio) \
trussed; trussing

Kids Definition of truss

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

truss

noun

Kids Definition of truss (Entry 2 of 2)

: a framework of beams or bars used in building and engineering

truss

noun
\ ˈtrəs How to pronounce truss (audio) \

Medical Definition of truss

: a device worn to reduce a hernia by pressure

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