Trussed
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 tie up tightly; to make into a truss. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

It [his hood] was trussed up in his wallet. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Who trussing me as eagle doth his prey. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces. [1913 Webster]

4. To skewer; to make fast, as the wings of a fowl to the body in cooking it. [1913 Webster]

5. To execute by hanging; to hang; -- usually with up. [Slang.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

{To truss a person} or {To truss 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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • trussed — trust …   American English homophones

  • trussed — trÊŒs n. supporting structural framework made up of straight members; bundle; cluster of fruit or flowers v. support with a truss; secure, bind …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trussed — adjective support with a truss or trusses. → truss …   English new terms dictionary

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  • trussed beam — /ˈtrʌst bim/ (say trust beem) noun a beam that has been strengthened by the addition of tie rods and struts …   Australian English dictionary

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