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truss [ truhs ]
Verb (used with object)to tie, bind, or fasten. to make fast with skewers, thread, or the like, as the wings or legs of a fowl in preparation for cooking. to furnish or support with a truss or trusses.
Noun : Civil Engineering, Building Trades.
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, incomplete, redundant.
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 : First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English
verb : trussen, from Old French tr(o)usser, variant of torser, probably from unattested Vulgar Latin torsāre, derivative of unattested torsus, for Latin tortus, past participle of torquere “to twist, wind, wrap”; Middle English noun trosse, trus, trusse “bundle,” from Old French trousse, torse, derivative of torser
Other words from truss : trusser, nounun·der·truss, verb (used with object)