Meaning of “truss” in the English Dictionary

"truss" in British English

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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)