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A trestle or system of trestles, as that supporting a bridge.


(Building) an arrangement of trestles, esp one that supports or makes a bridge


(ˈtrɛs əlˌwɜrk)

a structural system composed of trestles.
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Noun1.trestlework - a supporting structure composed of a system of connected trestlestrestlework - a supporting structure composed of a system of connected trestles; for a bridge or pier or scaffold e.g.
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
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There are three portions of the tower, which is called a gupeng and they include 12 large support pillars, a platform and then 13 bamboo trestlework spires.
The regulars started work on a 150-foot-long trestlework through the muddy marshes and began assembling the ponton bridge with two companies on each bank.