Trussing
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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  • Trussing — Truss ing, n. 1. (Arch. & Engin.) The timbers, etc., which form a truss, taken collectively. Weale. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch. & Engin.) The art of stiffening or bracing a set of timbers, or the like, by putting in struts, ties, etc., till it has… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trussing — [trus′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person who trusses 2. the beams, rods, etc. forming a truss 3. constructional trusses collectively 4. a bracing by or as by trusses …   English World dictionary

  • trussing — noun Date: 1840 1. the members forming a truss 2. the trusses and framework of a structure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trussing — /trus ing/, n. 1. the members that form a truss. 2. a structure consisting of trusses. 3. trusses collectively. [1300 50; ME trossinge; see TRUSS, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • trussing — 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

  • trussing — /ˈtrʌsɪŋ/ (say trusing) noun Building Trades, etc. 1. the members which form a truss. 2. a structure consisting of trusses. 3. trusses collectively. {truss + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • trussing — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of truss (I) 1. : the members forming a truss 2. : the trusses and framework of a structure …   Useful english dictionary

  • To truss a person — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To truss one's self — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To truss up — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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