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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.
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.]
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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
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]
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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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Trussa 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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: trussed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
To secure poultry with string and/or skewers so that it will hold its shape during cooking.
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|Noun||1.||truss - (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure|
|2.||truss - 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)|
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"
|Verb||1.||truss - 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"
|2.||truss - 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 - bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"
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 structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges"|
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Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
يُكَتِّف الدَّجاجَه قَبْل طَبْخِها
binda upp; binda
1. (Med) → braguero m
truss up VT + ADV to truss sb up → atar a algn (con cuerdas etc)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
(Build, of bridge) → Fachwerk nt; (of roof) → Gespärre nt; (= single beam) → Dachsparren m; (vertical) → Dachbalken m
(Med) → Bruchband nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
to tie or bind tightly. She trussed the chicken and put it in the oven; The burglars trussed up the guards. vasmaak, bind يُكَتِّف الدَّجاجَه قَبْل طَبْخِها завързвам amarrar svázat zäumen, binden binde op; binde δένω σφιχτά atar, liar kinni siduma بستن sitoa ficeler חֲבִילַת שַׁחַת बांधना vezati, svezati összekötöz mengikat erat binda upp; (ríg)binda legare 縛る 동여 매다, 묶다 surišti, suveržti nosaitēt; sasiet mengikat stevig vastbinden binde, sette oppzwiązać تړل amarrar a lega связывать zviazať zvezati vezati binda [upp] มัด bağlamak (在烹調前)將(雞、鴨等)的翅膀和腳扎緊 зв'язувати; зв'язувати крильця і ніжки (птаха для смаження) کسنا، جکڑنا buộc, gói chặt 扎紧（鸡鸭），捆缚（人的双手）
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
n. braguero, faja para mantener una hernia reducida en su lugar;
v. ligar, amarrar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
trussn braguero, faja para contener una hernia
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