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trussverb [T]

uk   /trʌs/ us   /trʌs/

trussnoun [C]

uk   /trʌs/ 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
(Definition of truss from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trussnoun [C]

us   /trʌs/
a support for a building or bridge, made of wood or steel: No one knows if the fire damaged the building’s trusses and support beams.
(Definition of truss from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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