Trestle board
Trestle Tres"tle, n. [OF. trestel, tresteay, F. tr['e]teau; probably from L. transtillum a little crossbeam, dim. of transtrum a crossbeam. Cf. {Transom}.] [Written also {tressel}.] 1. A movable frame or support for anything, as scaffolding, consisting of three or four legs secured to a top piece, and forming a sort of stool or horse, used by carpenters, masons, and other workmen; also, a kind of framework of strong posts or piles, and crossbeams, for supporting a bridge, the track of a railway, or the like. [1913 Webster]

2. The frame of a table. [1913 Webster]

{Trestle board}, a board used by architects, draughtsmen, and the like, for drawing designs upon; -- so called because commonly supported by trestles.

{Trestle bridge}. See under {Bridge}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • Trestle — Tres tle, n. [OF. trestel, tresteay, F. tr[ e]teau; probably from L. transtillum a little crossbeam, dim. of transtrum a crossbeam. Cf. {Transom}.] [Written also {tressel}.] 1. A movable frame or support for anything, as scaffolding, consisting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trestle bridge — Trestle Tres tle, n. [OF. trestel, tresteay, F. tr[ e]teau; probably from L. transtillum a little crossbeam, dim. of transtrum a crossbeam. Cf. {Transom}.] [Written also {tressel}.] 1. A movable frame or support for anything, as scaffolding,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trestle — noun a) A horizontal member supported near each end by a pair of divergent legs, such as sawhorses. He turned the knob, but the door was locked. Retracing his steps past a vacant lot, the young man entered a shop where a colored man was employed… …   Wiktionary

  • trestle — Synonyms and related words: L, branch, buck, cable railway, clotheshorse, cog railway, el, electric railway, elevated, elevated railway, embankment, feeder, feeder line, gravity operated railway, horse, horse railway, junction, light railroad,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • trestle table — trestle tables N COUNT A trestle table is a table made of a long board that is supported on trestles …   English dictionary

  • trestle table — trestle .table n BrE a temporary table made of a long board supported on trestles …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trestle table — ► NOUN ▪ a table consisting of a board or boards laid on trestles …   English terms dictionary

  • trestle — UK [ˈtres(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms trestle : singular trestle plural trestles a frame that is shaped like the letter A , used especially for supporting a board to make a temporary table called a trestle table …   English dictionary

  • trestle — n. 1 a supporting structure for a table etc., consisting of two frames fixed at an angle or hinged or of a bar supported by two divergent pairs of legs. 2 (in full trestle table) a table consisting of a board or boards laid on trestles or other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trestle — tres|tle [ tresl ] noun count a frame that is shaped like the letter A, used especially for supporting a board to make a temporary table called a trestle table …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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