a frame typically composed of a horizontal bar or beam rigidly joined or fitted at each end to the top of a transverse A-frame, used as a barrier, a transverse support for planking, etc.; horse.
one of a number of bents, having sloping sides of framework or piling, for supporting the deck or stringers of a bridge.
a bridge made of these.
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How to use trestle in a sentence
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There was his portmanteau on its trestle, exactly where he had seen the porter put it when he first arrived.Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
The two boys gazed respectfully at the bare trestle table and the raised reading-desk and the picture of St. Benedict.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
Both boys narrowly missed being run down by an ore train as it was shunted out on the trestle.The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats | James R. Mears
Ore was being shot down through the chutes into boats on each side of the great trestle.The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats | James R. Mears
The young man stood now in the car vestibule, as the train roared over the trestle and slowed down at the station.The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for trestle
a framework in the form of a horizontal member supported at each end by a pair of splayed legs, used to carry scaffold boards, a table top, etc
a braced structural tower-like framework of timber, metal, or reinforced concrete that is used to support a bridge or ropeway
a bridge constructed of such frameworks
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