trussing
noun Date: 1840 1. the members forming a truss 2. the trusses and framework of a structure

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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 — 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

  • 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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