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truss

truss

pronunciation:
truhs
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: trussed, trusses, trussing
definition 1: to bind, fasten, or tie.
synonyms:
bind, fasten, tie
similar words:
belt, fix, hitch, lash, moor, rope, secure, strap, tether, wrap, yoke
definition 2: to furnish with a supporting framework or device.
synonyms:
brace, support
similar words:
bracket, cantilever, prop, stanchion, stay
definition 3: to secure or bind (a body part) to restrict movement (often fol. by up).
The doctor trussed up her broken arm.
similar words:
bandage, bind, constrict, pinion, secure, wrap
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in engineering, any structural framework that is composed of rigid straight members in triangular conformations and that functions as a beam or cantilever bearing tension or compression vertically.
similar words:
brace, bracket, cantilever, prop, stanchion, stay, support, triangle
definition 2: a pad and supporting belt for minimizing tension on a hernia.
similar words:
brace, supporter
derivation: trusser (n.)