Meaning of “truss” in the English Dictionary

"truss" in British English

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trussverb [ T ]

uk /trʌs/ 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 /trʌs/ us /trʌs/

(Definition of “truss” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"truss" in American English

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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)