truss

[ truhs ]
/ trʌs /

verb (used with object)

noun

Origin of truss

1175–1225; (v.) Middle English trussen < Old French tr(o)usser, variant of torser, probably < Vulgar Latin *torsāre, derivative of *torsus, for Latin tortus past participle of torquere to twist, wind, wrap; (noun) Middle English: bundle < Old French trousse, torse, derivative of torser
Related formstruss·er, nounun·der·truss, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for truss

truss

/ (trʌs) /

verb (tr)

noun

Derived Formstrusser, 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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Medicine 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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