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Definition 1: a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure - [noun denoting artifact]

(truss is a kind of ...) a structure supporting or containing something

(... is part of truss) a bridge supported by trusses

Definition 2: (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure - [noun denoting artifact]

(truss is a kind of ...) a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body

(truss belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 3: (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for truss in the sense of this definition

(truss is a kind of ...) a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)

(truss belongs to category ...) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

Definition 4: support structurally - [verb of contact]

Samples where truss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • truss the roofs
  • trussed bridges

(truss is a kind of ...) be the physical support of; carry the weight of

"The beam holds up the roof" "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam" "What's holding that mirror?"

Definition 5: tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it - [verb of contact]

(truss is a kind of ...) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

(truss belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 6: secure with or as if with ropes - [verb of contact]

Samples where truss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tie down the prisoners
  • tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed

Synonyms for truss in the sense of this definition

(truss is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

(... is a kind of truss ) tie up with chains

"chain up the prisoners"

(... is a kind of truss ) bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot

"faggot up the sticks"

(... is a kind of truss ) fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them

(... is a kind of truss ) tie together somebody's limbs

"The prisoner was hog-tied"

(truss implies ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

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