verb (used with object)
- any of various structural frames based on the geometric rigidity of the triangle and composed of straight members subject only to longitudinal compression, tension, or both: functions as a beam or cantilever to support bridges, roofs, etc.Compare complete(def 8), incomplete(def 3), redundant(def 5c).
- any of various structural frames constructed on principles other than the geometric rigidity of the triangle or deriving stability from other factors, as the rigidity of joints, the abutment of masonry, or the stiffness of beams.
Words nearby truss
Origin of truss
OTHER WORDS FROM trusstruss·er, nounun·der·truss, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for truss
Most cooks these days do not, alas, truss their own roasts or carefully make cheesecloth bags to hold their soup herbs.
So it is that he sympathizes with the dads who have to know how to truss a chicken, for your sake.
Many acrobats wear this truss under their tights when performing, yet no one can see any sign of it.
Truss and roast two ducklings as above, and serve on a dish with a sauce au jus dorange (No. 17) round them.The Gastronomic Regenerator:|Alexis Soyer
I put your truss on and kept it on for one hundred days, and when I took it off the rupture was all healed up and cured.
Moreover, hospital or hand massage could be used only in combination with a truss that would keep the rupture from coming out.
Before the truss, therefore, could bend in a horizontal direction, the attachment of these tie-rods must have given way.The Crystal Palace|Peter Berlyn