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truss

noun

1 truss

medicine A bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure.

Roget 72: assemblage; collection, collocation, colligation; compilation, levy, gathering, ingathering, muster, attroupement; team; concourse, conflux, congregation, ... show more



2 truss

A framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure.

Polish: więźba

3 truss

architecture A triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent).

synonym: corbel.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Dutch: kraagsteen, kraagstuk

verb

1 truss

Tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it.

Roget 72: assemble [be or come together], collect, muster; meet, unite, join, rejoin; cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, ... show more

2 truss

Secure with or as if with ropes.

synonyms: bind, tie down, tie up.

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

Dutch: binden, knevelen, vastbinden

3 truss

Support structurally.


Moby thesaurus: bale, band, bandage, belt, bend, bind, bind up, bindle, bolt, bouquet, brace, budget, bundle, bundle up, chain, cinch, deck, deflate, disarm, do up ... show more.

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