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, 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Trestle bridge — Bridge Bridge (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trestle bridge — noun a bridge supported by trestlework • Hypernyms: ↑bridge, ↑span * * * noun : a bridge supported by trestlework * * * trestle bridge noun One resting on trestlework • • • Main Entry: ↑trestle …   Useful english dictionary

  • trestle bridge — noun a bridge supported on a system of trestles …   Wiktionary

  • trestle bridge — /ˈtrɛsəl brɪdʒ/ (say tresuhl brij) noun a bridge supported by trestles or trestlework …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridge — (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge, pavement, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridge of a steamer — Bridge Bridge (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridge of the nose — Bridge Bridge (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bridge wall — Bridge Bridge (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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