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verb (used with or without object) Archaic.
  1. to loose from or as if from a truss.
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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

Historical Examples of untruss

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

    One of Our Conquerors, Complete

    George Meredith

  • He bid me untruss, and every lash he gave me, cried, Will you ever call Pontius Pilate again?

  • Arrange on a very hot dish, untruss, throw in two tablespoons of white broth.

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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for untruss


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