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  Definition of Truss
  1. (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)
  2. a framework of beams forming a rigid structure (as a roof truss)
  3. (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
  4. support structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges"
  5. secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapes and bring them to the recycling shed"
  6. tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
Similar Words: corbel, tie down, tie up, bind

 

Hyponyms: cul de lampe, chain up, faggot, fagot, faggot up, hog-tie

 

Entailments: fasten, fix, secure

 

Part Meronyms: truss bridge

 

Derivational Morphology: corbel

 

Anagrams: strut, trust

 

 
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