truss

[ truhs ]
/ trʌs /

verb (used with object)

noun

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Origin of truss

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English verb trussen, from Old French tr(o)usser, variant of torser, probably from unattested Vulgar Latin torsāre, derivative of unattested torsus, for Latin tortus, past participle of torquere “to twist, wind, wrap”; Middle English noun trosse, trus, trusse “bundle,” from Old French trousse, torse, derivative of torser

OTHER WORDS FROM truss

trusser, nounun·der·truss, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for truss

truss
/ (trʌs) /

verb (tr)

noun

Derived forms of truss

trusser, noun

Word Origin for truss

C13: from Old French trousse, from trousser, apparently from Vulgar Latin torciāre (unattested), from torca (unattested) a bundle, torch
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Medical definitions for truss

truss
[ trŭs ]

n.

A supportive device, usually consisting of a pad with a belt, worn to prevent enlargement of a hernia or the return of a reduced hernia.

v.

To support or brace with a truss.
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