truss·​ing ˈtrə-siŋ How to pronounce trussing (audio)
: the members forming a truss
: the trusses and framework of a structure

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Many commuters have a love-hate relationship with the span, known for its web of metal trussing and undulating roadway — partly to make room for shipping channels, but also to cut costs by removing steel from the design. Rachel Swan,, 6 Jan. 2020 From there, bikes and pedestrians would enter the bridge on the right side, zip along the undulating road with its web of steel trussing, and touch down near San Quentin. Rachel Swan,, 4 Oct. 2019 The view stretches past the Tinkertoy trussing of the Richmond Bridge and the Bay Bridge behind it, all the way to San Francisco’s cluttered skyline in the distance. Sarah Feldberg,, 12 Sep. 2019 One that involves absolutely zero trussing, brining, and basting. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, 4 Oct. 2018 Discard the trussing strings and place the duck on a serving platter. Daniel Neman, sacbee, 26 June 2018 Remove turkey from pan, reserving pan and juices for gravy; discard any trussing; tent turkey loosely with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 20 minutes. Country Living, 28 Sep. 2010 No fancy trussing is needed, but do tie the chicken’s legs together. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Jan. 2018 Suddenly, one of the forklifts jumps forward, fork extended, and the stage presents a piece of itself, neatly packed—a box of steel trussing. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, 5 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of trussing was in 1840

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“Trussing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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