Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun truss

3 senses of truss

Sense 1
truss -- ((medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure)
       => bandage, patch -- (a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body)

Sense 2
truss -- (a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure)
       => framework -- (a structure supporting or containing something)

Sense 3
corbel, truss -- ((architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent))
       => bracket, wall bracket -- (a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb truss

3 senses of truss

Sense 1
truss -- (tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it)
       => tie, bind -- (fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair")

Sense 2
tie down, tie up, bind, truss -- (secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed")
       => restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")

Sense 3
truss -- (support structurally; "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges")
       => hold, support, sustain, hold up -- (be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?")

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