verb (used with or without object) Archaic.

to loose from or as if from a truss.

Nearby words

  1. untrimmed,
  2. untrod,
  3. untrodden,
  4. untroubled,
  5. untrue,
  6. untrustworthy,
  7. untruth,
  8. untruthful,
  9. untuck,
  10. untune

Origin of untruss

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at un-2, truss

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Examples from the Web for untruss

  • Rude hands seized me from behind, and the doublet was torn from my back by fingers that never paused to untruss my points.

    The Shame of Motley|Raphael Sabatini
  • He bid me untruss, and every lash he gave me, cried, Will you ever call Pontius Pilate again?

  • He calls this “a second untruss,” and was censured for having drawn it from personal revenge.

  • I have it from Carling, worthy man; and lawyers can be brought to untruss a point over a cup of claret.

British Dictionary definitions for untruss



(tr) to release from or as if from a truss; unfasten
obsolete to undress
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