untruss
Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. archaic untie, unfasten — used in the phrase untruss one's points 2. archaic undress intransitive verb archaic to unfasten or take off one's clothes and especially one's breeches

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  • Untruss — Un*truss , v. t. [1st pref. un + truss.] To loose from a truss, or as from a truss; to untie or unfasten; to let out; to undress. [R.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Untruss — Un*truss , Untrusser Un*truss er, n. One who untrussed persons for the purpose of flogging them; a public whipper. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • untruss — [un trus′] vt. 1. to release as from being trussed up 2. Obs. to undress …   English World dictionary

  • untruss — /un trus /, v.t., v.i. Archaic. to loose from or as if from a truss. [1350 1400; ME; see UN 2, TRUSS] * * * …   Universalium

  • untruss — un·truss …   English syllables

  • untruss — un•truss [[t]ʌnˈtrʌs[/t]] archaic v.t. 1) cv to unfasten or untie; undo; loose from or as if from a truss 2) cv to undress 3) cv to undress • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • untruss — v.tr. unfasten (a trussed fowl) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Untrusser — Untruss Un*truss , Untrusser Un*truss er, n. One who untrussed persons for the purpose of flogging them; a public whipper. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • untrusser — untrussˈer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑untrussed …   Useful english dictionary

  • untrussing — untrussˈing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑untrussed …   Useful english dictionary

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