[ truhs-ing ]
/ ˈtrʌs ɪŋ /


the members that form a truss.
a structure consisting of trusses.
trusses collectively.

Origin of trussing

1300–50; Middle English trossinge; see truss, -ing1

Definition for trussing (2 of 2)


[ truhs ]
/ trʌs /

verb (used with object)


Origin of truss

1175–1225; (v.) Middle English trussen < Old French tr(o)usser, variant of torser, probably < Vulgar Latin *torsāre, derivative of *torsus, for Latin tortus past participle of torquere to twist, wind, wrap; (noun) Middle English: bundle < Old French trousse, torse, derivative of torser

Related forms

truss·er, nounun·der·truss, verb (used with object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trussing (1 of 2)


/ (ˈtrʌsɪŋ) /

noun engineering

a system of trusses, esp for strengthening or reinforcing a structure
the parts or members that form a truss

British Dictionary definitions for trussing (2 of 2)


/ (trʌs) /

verb (tr)


Derived Forms

trusser, noun

Word Origin for truss

C13: from Old French trousse, from trousser, apparently from Vulgar Latin torciāre (unattested), from torca (unattested) a bundle, torch
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Medicine definitions for trussing


[ trŭs ]


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.
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