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  1. (noun) Medicine A supportive device, usually a pad with a belt, worn to prevent enlargement of a hernia or the return of a reduced hernia.
  2. (noun) A rigid framework, as of wooden beams or metal bars, designed to support a structure, such as a roof.
  3. (noun) Architecture A bracket.
  4. (noun) Something gathered into a bundle; a pack.
  5. (noun) Nautical An iron fitting by which a lower yard is secured to a mast.
  6. (noun) Botany A compact cluster of flowers at the end of a stalk.
  7. (verb-transitive) To tie up or bind tightly.
  8. (verb-transitive) To bind or skewer the wings or legs of (a fowl) before cooking.
  9. (verb-transitive) To support or brace with a truss.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. But we have decided never to give up the word truss; in spite of the fact that its use makes it harder to get people to believe our advertisements. - Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured
  2. And there are now so many people wearing Cluthe Automatic Massaging Trusses, or who have worn them until cured, that simply by one man recommending the Cluthe Truss to another the prejudice against the word truss is bound to be overcome in time. - Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured
  3. Drivers in Tysons Corner are seeing a large horizontal crane, also known as a truss, positioned near the Capital Beltway. - Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips
  4. Drivers in Tysons Corner see a large horizontal crane, also known as a truss, positioned near the Capital Beltway. - Repair work closes two Metro stations for the weekend
  5. First, workers are building a massive overhead crane called a truss at the edge of the Beltway. - Metro's Silver Line bridge project casts a big shadow in Tysons Corner

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