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1      (Also called)    truss          a bracket, usually of stone or brick  
      vb   , -bels, -belling, -belled  
     (U.S.)   , -bels, -beling, -beled  
2    tr   to lay (a stone or brick) so that it forms a corbel  
     (C15: from Old French, literally: a little raven, from Medieval Latin corvellus, from Latin corvus raven)  

      vb   tr  
1    sometimes foll by: up   to tie, bind, or bundle  
to truss up a prisoner     
2    to fasten or bind the wings and legs of (a fowl) before cooking to keep them in place  
3    to support or stiffen (a roof, bridge, etc.) with structural members  
4    Informal   to confine (the body or a part of it) in tight clothes  
5      (Falconry)   (of falcons) to hold (the quarry) in the stoop without letting go  
6      (Med)   to supply or support with a truss  
7    a structural framework of wood or metal, esp. one arranged in triangles, used to support a roof, bridge, etc.  
8      (Med)   a device for holding a hernia in place, typically consisting of a pad held in position by a belt  
9      (Horticulture)   a cluster of flowers or fruit growing at the end of a single stalk  
10      (Nautical)   a metal fitting fixed to a yard at its centre for holding it to a mast while allowing movement  
11      (Architect)      another name for       corbel  
12    a bundle or pack  
13      (Chiefly Brit)   a bundle of hay or straw, esp. one having a fixed weight of 36, 56, or 60 pounds  
     (C13: from Old French trousse, from trousser, apparently from Vulgar Latin torciare (unattested), from torca (unattested) a bundle, torch)  
  trusser      n  
truss bridge  
      n   a bridge that is constructed of trusses  
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