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.
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How to use truss rod in a sentence
The truss-rod receives its stress by a suitable connection at the end of the rod and over the support of the beam.Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design | Edward Godfrey
At the bend is a condition which resembles that of a hog-chain or truss-rod around a queen-post.Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design | Edward Godfrey
Train and enginemen should report defects discovered by them on Form 995 and attach card to truss rod of car or locomotive tank.Railroad Accidents | R. C. Richards
Drill a hole in this end and cut a thread to receive the truss rod end.The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals | Charles Conrad Sleffel
With a foot on the truss-rod he climbed in, and at the next coupling crash closed the door.The Real Man | Francis Lynde