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trestlework

[tres-uh l-wurk]
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noun
  1. a structural system composed of trestles.
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Origin of trestlework

First recorded in 1840–50; trestle + work
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Examples from the Web for trestlework

Historical Examples

  • The trestlework is burned in places and across these we passed the best we could.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man

    Lawrence Van Alstyne

  • Men are busy rebuilding the burned out places in the trestlework and bridging the river, which is narrow here.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man

    Lawrence Van Alstyne

  • How he ever did it I don't see, but he said two soldiers fell through the trestlework and were hurt and had to be left behind.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man

    Lawrence Van Alstyne

  • Upon the trestlework were perched three boys and a man, fishing.

  • The haggard face of the boy looked out from the surgeon's trestlework of the fractured arm and shoulder.

    Under the Law

    Edwina Stanton Babcock


British Dictionary definitions for trestlework

trestlework

noun
  1. an arrangement of trestles, esp one that supports or makes a bridge
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