truss

Definitions

Agriculture

Construction

  • A structural component composed of a combination of members, usually in a triangular arrangement, to form a rigid framework; often used to support a roof.
  • An escalator frame.

Food

  • verb to tie or skewer a bird or a boned joint of meat into shape before cooking it

Medical

  • noun a belt worn round the waist, with pads, to hold a hernia in place

Real Estate

  • noun an engineered load-bearing network of beams and bars used in the construction of a roof or other structure
  • verb to support or strengthen a roof, bridge or other elevated structure with a truss
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