- a tie rod in a truss.
- a diagonal iron or steel reinforcement in a wooden beam.
- any iron or steel rod serving as a tension member.
Origin of truss rod
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for truss rod
With a foot on the truss-rod he climbed in, and at the next coupling crash closed the door.The Real Man
The truss-rod receives its stress by a suitable connection at the end of the rod and over the support of the beam.
At the bend is a condition which resembles that of a hog-chain or truss-rod around a queen-post.
This is just such a force as the truss-rod in a queen-post truss must take.