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 →
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)
n a bridge that is constructed of trusses
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