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
Related Words for trussingbrace, truss, swathe, wrap, fasten, join, secure, clinch, attach, link, knot, cover, unite, strap, restrict, shackle, handcuff, connect, tether, dress
Examples from the Web for trussing
Contemporary Examples of trussing
Yes, Gatto said, Valle spoke of trussing his victims with rope and roasting them in an oven or on an outsized spit.Cannibal Cop Now Faces Life in Prison
March 12, 2013
Historical Examples of trussing
Then there was trussing of harness and baggage and great carriage.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)
A flexible twisted seven-strand wire cable and Stebbins-Geynet turnbuckles are used for trussing.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
Oswald bent the man's legs and, trussing him up, fastened the rope from the ankles to that which bound the wrists.Both Sides the Border
G. A. Henty
You must decide that by running a trussing needle or knitting needle through the pastry into the apple.
In stuffing and trussing a fowl, place the fowl in a bowl and put the stuffing in at the neck, fill out the breast until plump.Public School Domestic Science
Mrs. J. Hoodless
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.