What does the word truss mean?

Usage examples for truss

  1. There is a truss of hay waiting to go through the cutter. – Lorimer of the Northwest by Harold Bindloss
  2. I 'll truss his hands while he 's knocked out! – The Cross-Cut by 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 by Jean Henri Fabre