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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Truss  \Truss\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Trussed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Trussing}.]  [F.  trousser.  See  {Truss},  n.] 
  1.  To  bind  or  pack  close  to  make  into  a  truss.  --Shak. 
  It  [his  hood]  was  trussed  up  in  his  wallet. 
  2.  To  take  fast  hold  of  to  seize  and  hold  firmly;  to  pounce 
  upon  [Obs.] 
  Who  trussing  me  as  eagle  doth  his  prey.  --Spenser. 
  3.  To  strengthen  or  stiffen,  as  a  beam  or  girder,  by  means  of 
  a  brace  or  braces. 
  4.  To  skewer;  to  make  fast  as  the  wings  of  a  fowl  to  the 
  body  in  cooking  it 
  5.  To  execute  by  hanging;  to  hang;  --  usually  with  up 
  [Slang.]  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
  {To  truss  a  person}  or  {one's  self},  to  adjust  and  fasten  the 
  clothing  of  especially,  to  draw  tight  and  tie  the  laces 
  of  garments.  [Obs.]  ``Enter  Honeysuckle,  in  his  nightcap, 
  trussing  himself.''  --J.  Webster  (1607). 
  {To  truss  up},  to  strain;  to  make  close  or  tight. 
  {Trussed  beam},  a  beam  which  is  stiffened  by  a  system  of 
  braces  constituting  a  truss  of  which  the  beam  is  a  chord. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Truss  \Truss\,  n.  [OE.  trusse,  F.  trousse,  OF  also  tourse; 
  perhaps  fr  L.  tryrsus  stalk,  stem.  Cf  {Thyrsus},  {Torso}, 
  {Trousers},  {Trousseau}.] 
  1.  A  bundle;  a  package;  as  a  truss  of  grass.  --Fabyan. 
  Bearing  a  truss  of  trifles  at  his  back  --Spenser. 
  Note:  A  truss  of  hay  in  England  is  56  lbs.  of  old  and  60  lbs. 
  of  new  hay;  a  truss  of  straw  is  36  lbs. 
  2.  A  padded  jacket  or  dress  worn  under  armor,  to  protect  the 
  body  from  the  effects  of  friction;  also  a  part  of  a 
  woman's  dress;  a  stomacher.  [Obs.]  --Nares. 
  Puts  off  his  palmer's  weed  unto  his  truss,  which 
  bore  The  stains  of  ancient  arms.  --Drayton. 
  3.  (Surg.)  A  bandage  or  apparatus  used  in  cases  of  hernia,  to 
  keep  up  the  reduced  parts  and  hinder  further  protrusion, 
  and  for  other  purposes. 
  4.  (Bot.)  A  tuft  of  flowers  formed  at  the  top  of  the  main 
  stalk,  or  stem,  of  certain  plants. 
  5.  (Naut.)  The  rope  or  iron  used  to  keep  the  center  of  a  yard 
  to  the  mast. 
  6.  (Arch.  &  Engin.)  An  assemblage  of  members  of  wood  or 
  metal,  supported  at  two  points,  and  arranged  to  transmit 
  pressure  vertically  to  those  points,  with  the  least 
  possible  strain  across  the  length  of  any  member. 
  Architectural  trusses  when  left  visible,  as  in  open  timber 
  roofs,  often  contain  members  not  needed  for  construction, 
  or  are  built  with  greater  massiveness  than  is  requisite, 
  or  are  composed  in  unscientific  ways  in  accordance  with 
  the  exigencies  of  style. 
  {Truss  rod},  a  rod  which  forms  the  tension  member  of  a 
  trussed  beam,  or  a  tie  rod  in  a  truss. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  device  that  is  worn  to  hold  a  hernia  in  place 
  2:  an  assemblage  of  beams  forming  a  rigid  structure  (as  a  roof 
  3:  (architecture)  a  triangular  bracket  of  brick  or  stone 
  (usually  of  slight  extent)  [syn:  {corbel}] 
  v  1:  tie  the  wings  and  legs  of  a  bird  before  cooking 
  2:  secure  with  or  as  if  with  ropes;  "tie  down  the  prisoners" 
  [syn:  {tie  down},  {tie  up},  {bind}] 
  3:  support  structurally,  of  roofs  or  bridges 

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