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truss rod

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noun Building Trades.
  1. a tie rod in a truss.
  2. a diagonal iron or steel reinforcement in a wooden beam.
  3. any iron or steel rod serving as a tension member.
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Origin of truss rod

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • With a foot on the truss-rod he climbed in, and at the next coupling crash closed the door.

    The Real Man

    Francis Lynde

  • The truss-rod receives its stress by a suitable connection at the end of the rod and over the support of the beam.

  • At the bend is a condition which resembles that of a hog-chain or truss-rod around a queen-post.

  • This is just such a force as the truss-rod in a queen-post truss must take.