Definition of trestle
- 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.
Origin of trestle
Words nearby trestle
How to use trestle in a sentence
There was his portmanteau on its trestle, exactly where he had seen the porter put it when he first arrived.
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.
Ore was being shot down through the chutes into boats on each side of the great trestle.
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 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