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trestle

noun [C] uk   /ˈtres.l̩/ us  
a supporting structure for a table, consisting of a flat piece of wood supported at each end by two pairs of sloping legsPhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beamsTables and desks specialized engineering a set of sloping supports holding a horizontal structure, used especially for railway bridgesPhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
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