truss rod

noun Building Trades.
  1. a tie rod in a truss.
  2. a diagonal iron or steel reinforcement in a wooden beam.
  3. any iron or steel rod serving as a tension member.

Origin of truss rod

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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