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tres·tle

 (trĕs′əl)
n.
1. A horizontal beam or bar held up by two pairs of divergent legs and used as a support.
2. A framework consisting of slanted braces and horizontal crosspieces supporting a bridge or causeway.

[Middle English trestel, from Old French, alteration of Vulgar Latin *trāstellum, trānstellum, diminutive of Latin trānstrum, beam; see transom.]

trestle

(ˈtrɛsəl)
n
1. (Building) a framework in the form of a horizontal member supported at each end by a pair of splayed legs, used to carry scaffold boards, a table top, etc
2. (Civil Engineering)
a. a braced structural tower-like framework of timber, metal, or reinforced concrete that is used to support a bridge or ropeway
b. a bridge constructed of such frameworks
[C14: from Old French trestel, ultimately from Latin trānstrum transom]

tres•tle

(ˈtrɛs əl)

n.
1. a frame typically composed of a horizontal member rigidly attached at each end to the top of a transverse A-frame, used as a barrier, a support for planking, etc.; horse.
2.
a. one of a number of transverse frames joined together to support a bridge.
b. a bridge made of these.
[1300–50; Middle English trestel < Middle French, by dissimilation from Old French trestre « Latin trānstrum crossbeam]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trestle - a supporting tower used to support a bridgetrestle - a supporting tower used to support a bridge
bridge, span - a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
supporting tower - a tower that serves to support something
2.trestle - sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletoptrestle - sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletop
sawbuck, sawhorse, buck, horse - a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
trestle table - a table supported on trestles
Translations
مِنْصَبَه خَشَبِيَّه، جَحْش
kozana kozách
bukbukke-
búkki, undirstaîa
架台脚立
steķi
na podstavci
ayaklık

trestle

[ˈtresl]
A. Ncaballete m
B. CPD trestle bridge Npuente m de caballetes
trestle table Nmesa f de caballete

trestle

[ˈtrɛsəl] ntréteau mtrestle table ntable f à tréteaux

trestle

n(Auflage)bock m

trestle

:
trestle bridge
nBockbrücke f
trestle table
nauf Böcken stehender Tisch; (decorator’s) → Tapeziertisch m

trestle

[ˈtrɛsl] ncavalletto

trestle

(ˈtresl) noun
a wooden support with legs. The platform was on trestles; (also adjective) a trestle table.
References in classic literature ?
The great unfinished serpent-like flume, crossing the river on gigantic trestles, had advanced as far as the town, stooping over it like some enormous reptile that had sucked its life blood and was gorged with its prey.
Over against a London house, a corner house not far from Cavendish Square, a man with a wooden leg had sat for some years, with his remaining foot in a basket in cold weather, picking up a living on this wise:--Every morning at eight o'clock, he stumped to the corner, carrying a chair, a clothes-horse, a pair of trestles, a board, a basket, and an umbrella, all strapped together.
There was no furniture, save a single long dresser covered with coarse crockery, and a number of wooden benches and trestles, the legs of which sank deeply into the soft clay floor, while the only light, save that of the fire, was furnished by three torches stuck in sockets on the wall, which flickered and crackled, giving forth a strong resinous odor.
The sepulchral depths of the descent were dimly lighted by a silver lamp on the lowest step; and just below this lamp there was laid, wrapped in a flowing mantle of violet velvet, worked with fleurs-de-lis of gold, a catafalque resting on trestles of oak.
The two coffins were placed on trestles previously prepared for their reception in the right-hand crypt belonging to the Saint-Meran family.
He was congratulating himself upon the enterprise which had turned the refectory, a cold stone room with pots on trestles, into the most comfortable room in the house.
In this snow many of the shanties of the abandoned mining camp were obliterated, (a sailor might have said they had gone down) and at irregular intervals it had overtopped the tall trestles which had once supported a river called a flume; for, of course, "flume" is flumen.
Eighty men were pounding with fist and heel the tables and trestles - eighty men, flushed with mutiny, stripped to their shirt sleeves, their knapsacks half-packed for the march to the sea, made the two-inch boards thunder again as they chanted, to a tune that Mulcahy knew well, the Sacred War Song of the Mavericks-
The mono-rail cable standard became a striking fact in urban landscape, for the most part stout iron erections rather like tapering trestles, and painted a bright bluish green.
As the train rushed along the trestles, thousands of wild birds rose screaming into the light.
At length, obliged to beat a retreat before superior numbers, they formed an intrenchment behind the large table, which they raised by main force; whilst the two others, arming themselves each with a trestle, and using it like a great sledge-hammer, knocked down at a blow eight sailors upon whose heads they had brought their monstrous catapult in play.
But yonder, quite at the end, what is that sort of trestle work with four motley puppets upon it, and more below?