arched truss


noun

a truss having an archlike form but unlike a true arch in that it is free to move horizontally at its base, as in expanding or contracting because of temperature changes.

Nearby words

  1. archdukedom,
  2. arche-,
  3. archean,
  4. archebanc,
  5. arched,
  6. archegoniophore,
  7. archegonium,
  8. archemorus,
  9. archencephalon,
  10. archenemy

Compare braced arch.

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