- truss bridge,
- truss hoop,
- truss rod,
- trust account,
- trust busting,
- trust company,
- trust deed
Origin of trussing
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
Examples from the Web for trussing
Yes, Gatto said, Valle spoke of trussing his victims with rope and roasting them in an oven or on an outsized spit.
He, too, like Breughel, is fond of trussing up a human as if he were a pig and then sticking him with a big knife.Ivory Apes and Peacocks|James Huneker
He tied the old man's arms tightly with his girdle, trussing him as he had trussed the carcasses of sheep to be loaded upon mules.Nicanor - Teller of Tales|C. Bryson Taylor
Then there was trussing of harness and baggage and great carriage.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)|Thomas Malory
Throat′-brails, those which are attached to the gaff for trussing up the sail close to the gaff as well as the mast.
The wire used for trussing all the parts throughout the glider is piano wire, 16 gauge.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
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.