[ uhn-truhs ]
/ ʌnˈtrʌs /

verb (used with or without object) Archaic.

to loose from or as if from a truss.

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

/ (ʌnˈtrʌs) /


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