[ trel-ist ]
/ ˈtrɛl ɪst /

adjective Armor.

noting armor having diagonally crisscrossed strips of leather enframing metal plates, the whole being sewn to a flexible backing.

Origin of trellised

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at trellis, -ed3

Related forms

un·trel·lised, adjective

Definition for trellised (2 of 2)


[ trel-is ]
/ ˈtrɛl ɪs /


verb (used with object)

Origin of trellis

1350–1400; Middle English trelis < Middle French (noun) < Late Latin trilīcius (for Latin trilīx) woven with three threads, equivalent to Latin tri- tri- + līci(um) thread + -us adj. suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trellised


/ (ˈtrɛlɪs) /


a structure or pattern of latticework, esp one used to support climbing plants
an arch made of latticework

verb (tr)

to interweave (strips of wood, etc) to make a trellis
to provide or support with a trellis

Derived Forms

trellis-like, adjective

Word Origin for trellis

C14: from Old French treliz fabric of open texture, from Late Latin trilīcius woven with three threads, from Latin tri- + līcium thread
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