Origin of trussed
- to tie, bind, or fasten.
- to make fast with skewers, thread, or the like, as the wings or legs of a fowl in preparation for cooking.
- to furnish or support with a truss or trusses.
- to tie or secure (the body) closely or tightly; bind (often followed by up).
- Falconry. (of a hawk, falcon, etc.) to grasp (prey) firmly.
- Civil Engineering, Building Trades.
- 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.
- Medicine/Medical. an apparatus consisting of a pad usually supported by a belt for maintaining a hernia in a reduced state.
- Horticulture. a compact terminal cluster or head of flowers growing upon one stalk.
- Nautical. a device for supporting a standing yard, having a pivot permitting the yard to swing horizontally when braced.
- a collection of things tied together or packed in a receptacle; bundle; pack.
- Chiefly British. a bundle of hay or straw, especially one containing about 56 pounds (25.4 kg) of old hay, 60 pounds (27.2 kg) of new hay, or 36 pounds (16.3 kg) of straw.
Origin of truss
Examples from the Web for trussed
In lieu of a traditional runway, Lagerfeld had the Grand Palais trussed up as an artificial city.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment
October 15, 2014
He and Bulger than trussed up her body and stuffed it in a bag.The Hidden Horror of Whitey Bulger’s Trial
July 22, 2013
I see that your squire's eyes are starting from his head like a trussed crab.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Boiled partridges require to be trussed the same as chickens: from twenty to twenty-five minutes will do them sufficiently.
He was bound and trussed so tightly that he could not make a move, either.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
A bundle of rags was trussed against the post of one of the stalls.The Spoilers of the Valley
The most simple bridge or trussed form is the well-known A-shaped arch.Carpentry for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
- (sometimes foll by up) to tie, bind, or bundleto truss up a prisoner
- to fasten or bind the wings and legs of (a fowl) before cooking to keep them in place
- to support or stiffen (a roof, bridge, etc) with structural members
- informal to confine (the body or a part of it) in tight clothes
- falconry (of falcons) to hold (the quarry) in the stoop without letting go
- med to supply or support with a truss
- a structural framework of wood or metal, esp one arranged in triangles, used to support a roof, bridge, etc
- med a device for holding a hernia in place, typically consisting of a pad held in position by a belt
- horticulture a cluster of flowers or fruit growing at the end of a single stalk
- nautical a metal fitting fixed to a yard at its centre for holding it to a mast while allowing movement
- architect another name for corbel
- a bundle or pack
- mainly British a bundle of hay or straw, esp one having a fixed weight of 36, 56, or 60 pounds
Word Origin and History for trussed
c.1200, "collection of things bound together," from Old French trousse, torse, of unknown origin, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *torciare "to twist." Meaning "surgical appliance to support a rupture, etc." first attested 1540s. Sense of "framework for supporting a roof or bridge" is first recorded 1650s.
c.1200, "to load, load up," from Anglo-French trusser, Old French trusser "to load, pack, fasten" (11c.), from Old French trousse (see truss (n.)). Related: Trussed; trussing.
- A supportive device, usually consisting of a pad with a belt, worn to prevent enlargement of a hernia or the return of a reduced hernia.
- To support or brace with a truss.