truss rod

nounBuilding Trades.
  1. a tie rod in a truss.

  2. a diagonal iron or steel reinforcement in a wooden beam.

  1. any iron or steel rod serving as a tension member.

Origin of truss rod

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby truss rod Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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