Then, all at once, the shriek of a locomotive burst upon his ears, and the roar and rattle of a train going over a trestle.
About a mile distant there was a trestle spanning a deep gorge.
Carhart drew from a pocket his sketch-map of the region about the trestle.
A trestle bridge had been thrown across it, for the use of the infantry.
At the conclusion of the test, the reader inquired what the matter had been when they first reached the trestle.
Her husband is at present building a trestle on the Dunsmore track.
We now took the cars and rode out to Lake Ponchartrain—most of the way over a trestle work.
In about half a minute Joe was out over the stream which the trestle spanned.
There is the bridge itself, and the long roar of the train as it rushes sounding over the trestle work that rises above the marsh.
I will send the third battalion around to the lower end of the trestle.
early 14c., "a support for something," from Old French trestel "crossbeam" (12c.), presumed to be an alteration of Latin *transtellum, diminutive of transtrum "beam, crossbar." Specific meaning "support for a bridge" is recorded from 1796.