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Noun: truss  trús
  1. (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
     
  2. A framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof, bridge or other structure
     
  3. (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)
    - corbel
Verb: truss  trús
  1. (cooking) tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
     
  2. Secure with (or as if with) ropes in order to prevent movement or escape
    "truss the prisoners";
    - tie down, tie up, bind
     
  3. Support structurally
    "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges"

Derived forms: trussed, trussing, trusses

Type of: bandage, bind, bracket, confine, framework, hold, hold up, patch, restrain, support, sustain, tie, wall bracket

Part of: truss bridge

Encyclopedia: Truss