trestlework
noun Date: 1848 a system of connected trestles supporting a structure (as a railroad bridge)

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  • Trestlework — Tres tle*work , n. A viaduct, pier, scaffold, or the like, resting on trestles connected together. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trestlework — ☆ trestlework [tres′əlwʉrk΄ ] n. 1. a system of trestles for supporting a bridge, etc. 2. a structure made of trestles …   English World dictionary

  • trestlework — noun a supporting structure composed of a system of connected trestles; for a bridge or pier or scaffold e.g. • Hypernyms: ↑structure, ↑construction * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a system of connected trestles supporting a structure (as a bridge …   Useful english dictionary

  • trestlework — /tres euhl werrk /, n. a structural system composed of trestles. [1840 50; TRESTLE + WORK] * * * …   Universalium

  • trestlework — noun a system of trestles, especially one used to support a bridge …   Wiktionary

  • trestlework — tres•tle•work [[t]ˈtrɛs əlˌwɜrk[/t]] n. bui a structural system composed of trestles • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • trestlework — /ˈtrɛsəlwɜk/ (say tresuhlwerk) noun structural work consisting of a trestle or trestles …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

  • Viaduct — Vi a*duct, n. [L. via a way + duct, as in aqueduct: cf. F. viaduc. See {Via}, and {Aqueduct}.] A structure of considerable magnitude, usually with arches or supported on trestles, for carrying a road, as a railroad, high above the ground or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saltsburg, Pennsylvania — Infobox Settlement official name = Pagename other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = Borough motto = A Pennsylvania Canal Town imagesize = image caption = Picture of Saltsburg taken from the overlook located on the East side of The …   Wikipedia

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