Pony truss
Pony Po"ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster]

2. Twenty-five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster]

3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot. [College Cant] [1913 Webster]

4. A small glass of beer. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

{Pony chaise}, a light, low chaise, drawn by a pony or a pair of ponies.

{Pony engine}, a small locomotive for switching cars from one track to another. [U.S.]

{Pony truck} (Locomotive Engine), a truck which has only two wheels.

{Pony truss} (Bridge Building), a truss which has so little height that overhead bracing can not be used. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pony truss — a through bridge truss having its deck between the top and bottom chords and having no top lateral bracing. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Pony — Po ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster] 2. Twenty five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pony chaise — Pony Po ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster] 2. Twenty five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pony engine — Pony Po ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster] 2. Twenty five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pony truck — Pony Po ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster] 2. Twenty five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Truss — For other uses, see Truss (disambiguation). In architecture and structural engineering, a truss is a structure comprising one or more triangular units constructed with straight members whose ends are connected at joints referred to as nodes.… …   Wikipedia

  • Pony Express Bridge — Infobox Bridge bridge name= Pony Express Bridge caption= Pony Express Bridge in St. Joseph official name= Pony Express Bridges also known as= carries= U.S. Route 36 crosses= Missouri River locale= Elwood, Kansas and St. Joseph, Missouri maint= id …   Wikipedia

  • poney — Pony Po ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster] 2. Twenty five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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