Origin of trussed
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
Related Words for trussedconstructed, fixed, brace, truss, swathe, wrap, fasten, join, secure, clinch, attach, link, knot, cover, unite, strap, restrict, shackle, handcuff, connect
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of trussed
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
Word Origin for truss
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.