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trussverb [T]

uk   us   /trʌs/
(also truss up) to tie the arms and legs of someone together tightly and roughly with rope to prevent them from moving or escaping: Police said the couple had been trussed up and robbed before being shot. to prepare a bird for cooking by tying its wings and legs to its body

trussnoun [C]

uk   us   /trʌs/

truss noun [C] (FOR A BODY PART)

a device for holding an organ of the body, especially part of the intestine, in its correct position after it has moved because of an injury

truss noun [C] (FOR A ROOF/BRIDGE)

specialized architecture a support for a roof or bridge that is usually made of stone or brick
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