Meaning of truss

Definition of truss

(noun) (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure
(architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)
(verb) tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
support structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges"

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