truss

Part of speech: noun

A bundle, as of hay.

Part of speech: verb

Building. To support by a truss; brace.

Part of speech: verb

To skewer, as a fowlforcooking.

Part of speech: noun

Surg. A support for a rupture.

Part of speech: noun

A frame- work, as for a bridge.

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Usage examples "truss":

  1. There is a truss of hay waiting to go through the cutter. - "Lorimer of the Northwest", Harold Bindloss.
  2. I 'll truss his hands while he 's knocked out! - "The Cross-Cut", Courtney Ryley Cooper.
  3. She comes to me from that refuge, furnished with a truss of straw, in which official charity grants a day's hospitality to the pauper wandering over the face of the fertile earth, from that municipal hostel whence one inevitably issues covered with Lice. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.