truss·​ing | \ ˈtrə-siŋ How to pronounce trussing (audio) \

Definition of trussing

1 : the members forming a truss
2 : the trusses and framework of a structure

Examples of trussing in a Sentence

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,, "Assemblyman’s crusade for a new Richmond-San Rafael Bridge: All he needs is $8 billion," 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,, "Cyclists anxiously await new bay crossing. Richmond-San Rafael drivers not so thrilled," 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,, "Remember that viral lighthouse job? They got it," 12 Sep. 2019 One that involves absolutely zero trussing, brining, and basting. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "So...Target's Selling Decorative Golden Turkeys For Thanksgiving," 4 Oct. 2018 Discard the trussing strings and place the duck on a serving platter. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Main dishes? Fruit is not forbidden," 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, "Butter-Roasted Turkey with Giblet Pan Gravy," 28 Sep. 2010 No fancy trussing is needed, but do tie the chicken’s legs together. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Crank ’er up: High-heat oven roasting beats the chill deliciously," 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, "Every Night Perfect," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of trussing

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trussing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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