Dictionary Results for truss

1. truss - noun

· (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure

Hypernym(s): bandage, patch

2. truss - noun

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

Hypernym(s): framework, frame

3. truss - noun

· (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)

Synonym(s): corbel

Hypernym(s): bracket, wall_bracket

4. truss - verb

· tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it

Hypernym(s): tie, bind

5. truss - verb

· secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"

Synonym(s): tie_down, tie_up, bind

Hypernym(s): restrain, confine, hold, constrain

6. truss - verb

· support structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges"

Hypernym(s): hold, support, sustain, hold_up

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