- a structural system composed of trestles.
Origin of trestlework
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The trestlework is burned in places and across these we passed the best we could.
Men are busy rebuilding the burned out places in the trestlework and bridging the river, which is narrow here.
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.
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
- an arrangement of trestles, esp one that supports or makes a bridge
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