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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.