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Words nearby trussed
Definition for trussed (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of truss
OTHER WORDS FROM trusstruss·er, nounun·der·truss, verb (used with object)
Example sentences 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|Amy Zimmerman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He and Bulger than trussed up her body and stuffed it in a bag.
He saw himself seized by servants, trussed, and taken into a cellar with a gag in his mouth.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
Being a builder of bridges, I trussed these surfaces together, in order to obtain strength and stiffness.Flying Machines|W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
"Well, they trussed us up, and carried us out on deck," the English youth began.Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal|Robert Sydney Bowen
I want you to show your arms, and not to keep them glued to your sides like trussed fowls.
Lay the stuffed and trussed chicken on its back on a rack in a roasting pan.