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English definition of “truss”

truss

verb [T] uk   /trʌs/ us  
(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.Fastening and tying to prepare a bird for cooking by tying its wings and legs to its bodyPreparing animals and fish for cooking

truss

noun [C] uk   /trʌs/ us  

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 injuryMedical dressings, supports and devices

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

specialized architecture a support for a roof or bridge that is usually made of stone or brickArches, columns and beams
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