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truss

 (trŭs)
n.
1. Medicine A supportive device, usually a pad with a belt, worn to prevent enlargement of a hernia or the return of a reduced hernia.
2.
a. A rigid framework, as of wooden beams or metal bars, designed to support a structure, such as a roof.
b. An architectural bracket.
3. Something gathered into a bundle; a pack.
4. Nautical An iron fitting by which a lower yard is secured to a mast.
5. Botany A compact cluster of flowers at the end of a stalk.
tr.v. trussed, truss·ing, truss·es
1. To tie up or bind tightly.
2. To bind or skewer the wings or legs of (a fowl) before cooking.
3. To support or brace with a truss.

[Middle English trusse, bundle, from Old French trousse, from torser, trousser, to truss, possibly from Vulgar Latin *torsāre, from *torsus, variant of Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.]

truss

(trʌs)
vb (tr)
1. (sometimes foll by up) to tie, bind, or bundle: to truss up a prisoner.
2. (Cookery) to fasten or bind the wings and legs of (a fowl) before cooking to keep them in place
3. (Building) to support or stiffen (a roof, bridge, etc) with structural members
4. (Clothing & Fashion) informal to confine (the body or a part of it) in tight clothes
5. (Falconry) falconry (of falcons) to hold (the quarry) in the stoop without letting go
6. (Medicine) med to supply or support with a truss
n
7. (Building) a structural framework of wood or metal, esp one arranged in triangles, used to support a roof, bridge, etc
8. (Medicine) med a device for holding a hernia in place, typically consisting of a pad held in position by a belt
9. (Horticulture) horticulture a cluster of flowers or fruit growing at the end of a single stalk
10. (Nautical Terms) nautical a metal fitting fixed to a yard at its centre for holding it to a mast while allowing movement
11. (Architecture) architect another name for corbel
12. a bundle or pack
13. (Units) chiefly Brit a bundle of hay or straw, esp one having a fixed weight of 36, 56, or 60 pounds
[C13: from Old French trousse, from trousser, apparently from Vulgar Latin torciāre (unattested), from torca (unattested) a bundle, torch]
ˈtrusser n

truss

(trʌs)

v.t.
1. to tie, bind, or fasten (often fol. by up).
2. to make fast with skewers, thread, or the like, as the wings and legs of a fowl in preparation for cooking.
3. to furnish or support with a truss or trusses.
n.
4. any of various structural frames designed to function as a beam or cantilever for supporting bridges, roofs, etc.
5. a device consisting of a pad usu. supported by a belt for maintaining a hernia in a reduced state.
6. a compact terminal cluster or head of flowers growing upon one stalk.
7. a device for supporting a standing yard on a ship's mast, having a pivot permitting the yard to swing horizontally when braced.
8. a bundle or pack.
[1175–1225; Middle English (v.) < Old French tr(o)usser, alter. of torser, probably < Vulgar Latin *torsāre, derivative of *torsus, for Latin tortus, past participle of torquere to twist, wind, wrap]

Truss

 a pack or package; a bundle of hay or straw; a cluster of flowers or fruit.
Examples: truss of minor associations, 1878; of the most barbarous authors, 1531; of grass, 1400; of hay, 1483; of straw, 1609; of trifles.

truss


Past participle: trussed
Gerund: trussing

Imperative
truss
truss
Present
I truss
you truss
he/she/it trusses
we truss
you truss
they truss
Preterite
I trussed
you trussed
he/she/it trussed
we trussed
you trussed
they trussed
Present Continuous
I am trussing
you are trussing
he/she/it is trussing
we are trussing
you are trussing
they are trussing
Present Perfect
I have trussed
you have trussed
he/she/it has trussed
we have trussed
you have trussed
they have trussed
Past Continuous
I was trussing
you were trussing
he/she/it was trussing
we were trussing
you were trussing
they were trussing
Past Perfect
I had trussed
you had trussed
he/she/it had trussed
we had trussed
you had trussed
they had trussed
Future
I will truss
you will truss
he/she/it will truss
we will truss
you will truss
they will truss
Future Perfect
I will have trussed
you will have trussed
he/she/it will have trussed
we will have trussed
you will have trussed
they will have trussed
Future Continuous
I will be trussing
you will be trussing
he/she/it will be trussing
we will be trussing
you will be trussing
they will be trussing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trussing
you have been trussing
he/she/it has been trussing
we have been trussing
you have been trussing
they have been trussing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trussing
you will have been trussing
he/she/it will have been trussing
we will have been trussing
you will have been trussing
they will have been trussing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trussing
you had been trussing
he/she/it had been trussing
we had been trussing
you had been trussing
they had been trussing
Conditional
I would truss
you would truss
he/she/it would truss
we would truss
you would truss
they would truss
Past Conditional
I would have trussed
you would have trussed
he/she/it would have trussed
we would have trussed
you would have trussed
they would have trussed

truss

To secure poultry with string and/or skewers so that it will hold its shape during cooking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truss - (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belttruss - (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
bandage, patch - a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
2.truss - a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structuretruss - a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
truss bridge - a bridge supported by trusses
3.truss - (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)truss - (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)
wall bracket, bracket - a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
Verb1.truss - tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking ittruss - tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
2.truss - secure with or as if with ropestruss - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
chain up - tie up with chains; "chain up the prisoners"
faggot up, fagot, faggot - bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"
faggot, fagot - fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
hog-tie - tie together somebody's limbs; "The prisoner was hog-tied"
restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
3.truss - support structurallytruss - support structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges"
hold up, support, sustain, hold - be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"

truss

verb
1. (often with up) tie, secure, bind, strap, fasten, tether, pinion, make fast She trussed him with the bandage and gagged his mouth.
noun
1. (Medical) support, pad, bandage For a hernia he introduced the simple solution of a truss.
2. joist, support, stay, shore, beam, prop, brace, strut, buttress, stanchion the bridge's arched, lightweight steel truss
Translations
يُكَتِّف الدَّجاجَه قَبْل طَبْخِها
svázat
bindebinde op
összekötöz
binda upp; binda
nosaitētsasiet

truss

[trʌs]
A. VT
1. (= tie) → liar, atar; [+ fowl] → espetar
2. (Archit) [+ supporting wall] → apuntalar; [+ supporting floor] → apoyar con entramado
B. N
1. (Med) → braguero m
2. (Archit) → entramado m, soporte m de puntales
3. (= bundle) → lío m, paquete m; [of hay etc] → haz m, lío m; [of fruit] → racimo m
truss up VT + ADV to truss sb upatar a algn (con cuerdas etc)

truss

[ˈtrʌs]
n (MEDICINE)bandage m herniaire
vt
(COOKERY) [+ chicken, turkey] → brider, trousser
(= tie up) (also truss up) [+ person] → ligoter

truss

n
(Brit, = bundle) → Bündel nt, → Garbe f
(Build, of bridge) → Fachwerk nt; (of roof)Gespärre nt; (= single beam)Dachsparren m; (vertical) → Dachbalken m
(Med) → Bruchband nt
vt
(= tie) haybündeln; personfesseln
(Cook) chicken etcdressieren
(Build) → (ab)stützen

truss

[trʌs]
1. vt (also truss up) → legare stretto (Culin) → legare
2. n (Med) → cinto erniario

truss

(tras) verb
to tie or bind tightly. She trussed the chicken and put it in the oven; The burglars trussed up the guards.

truss

n. braguero, faja para mantener una hernia reducida en su lugar;
v. ligar, amarrar.

truss

n braguero, faja para contener una hernia
References in classic literature ?
So they set a great truss of straw on fire and threw it down the well, while we leaned on the curb and watched the glowing mass descend.
Fairfax had pressed me into her service, and I was all day in the storeroom, helping (or hindering) her and the cook; learning to make custards and cheese-cakes and French pastry, to truss game and garnish desert-dishes.
I pray thee truss my points,'' said he to Wamba, ``and thou shalt have a cup of sack for thy labour.
The carter yoked his oxen and made Don Quixote comfortable on a truss of hay, and at his usual deliberate pace took the road the curate directed, and at the end of six days they reached Don Quixote's village, and entered it about the middle of the day, which it so happened was a Sunday, and the people were all in the plaza, through which Don Quixote's cart passed.
As to Bazin, he went and lay down on a truss of straw; and as he had more imagination than the Swiss, he dreamed that Aramis, having become pope, adorned his head with a cardinal's hat.
He was cautioned not to let a bit of straw out of his hands under a louis the truss, and they intrusted to him straw to the amount of four hundred and thirty louis.
It was the May truss, which the clerks of the clerks' law court had deposited that morning at the door of a president of the parliament, in honor of the solemnity of the day.
A Hart hotly pursued by the hounds fled for refuge into an ox-stall, and buried itself in a truss of hay, leaving nothing to be seen but the tips of his horns.
I may add, as an instance of this, and of a striking case of correlation, that I have recently observed in some garden pelargoniums, that the central flower of the truss often loses the patches of darker colour in the two upper petals; and that when this occurs, the adherent nectary is quite aborted; when the colour is absent from only one of the two upper petals, the nectary is only much shortened.
The old infantry man got up from his truss of hay and glanced round about on those assembled, with the peculiar sombre expression in which may be read all the miseries, adventures, and hardships of an old soldier's career.
Dennis looked to where Simon Tappertit lay coiled upon a truss of hay, snoring profoundly, and nodded.
But glimpses were to be caught of a roast leg of pork bursting into tears of sage and onion in a metal reservoir full of gravy, of an unctuous piece of roast beef and blisterous Yorkshire pudding, bubbling hot in a similar receptacle, of a stuffed fillet of veal in rapid cut, of a ham in a perspiration with the pace it was going at, of a shallow tank of baked potatoes glued together by their own richness, of a truss or two of boiled greens, and other substantial delicacies.