Truss

A combination of structural members usually arranged in triangular units to form a rigid framework for spanning between load-bearing walls.

Truss

The name for a loose cluster of flowers or fruit

Truss

A metal frame used to hang lanterns from. Comes in three main designs - flat, box, and tri - which describe the shape created by the frame. By virtue of their construction trusses are very strong and able to carry extremely heavy loads. Most truss is now made of aluminium for weight reasons and sections can be bolted together to produce long pieces. Used extensively in concert production to form the 'roof' over the stage from which to hang everything from lanterns to speakers. Even followspots c…...

Truss

In architecture, a truss is an assemblage of members of wood or metal, supported at two points, and arranged to transmit pressure vertically to those points, with the least possible strain across the length of any member. Architectural trusses when left visible, as in open timber roofs, often contain members not needed for construction, or are buil...
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Truss

A cluster of bud, blossoms or fruit.
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Truss

To secure tightly with twine.
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Truss

To tie with twine to hold together a roast to maintain its shape while it cooks.
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Truss

A timber frame used to support the roof over the great hall.
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truss

[n] - (medical) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt 2. [n] - a framework of beams forming a rigid structure (as a roof truss) 3. [v] - tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking 4. [v] - support structurally, of roofs or bridges
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Truss

A plane triangulated frame commonly used to support a roof structure.
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Truss

A frame or jointed structure designed to act as a beam of long span, while each member is usually subjected to longitudinal stress only—either tension or compression.
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Truss

name given to rigid frame of principals and tie beams or collar beams. See roof.
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Truss

A wooden or metal flat frame, usually made of triangular elements. In church building a series of trusses, with rafters and purlins, forms the supporting structure of the roof. Related Words: Rafter
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Truss

Supporting structure or framework.
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truss

1. A bundle; a package; as, a truss of grass. 'Bearing a truss of trifles at his back.' (Spenser) ... A truss of hay in England is 56 lbs. Of old and 60 lbs. Of new hay; a truss of straw is 36 lbs. ... 2. A padded jacket or dress worn under armor, to protect the body from the effects of friction; also, a part of a woman's dress; a stomacher. 'Puts ...
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truss

noun a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure
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truss

(trus) an elastic, canvas, or metallic device for retaining a reduced hernia within the abdominal cavity.
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Truss

• (n.) A tuft of flowers formed at the top of the main stalk, or stem, of certain plants. • (n.) A padded jacket or dress worn under armor, to protect the body from the effects of friction; also, a part of a woman`s dress; a stomacher. • (n.) To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces. • (n.) To...
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truss

(from the article `hernia`) The hernia may be classified as reducible, irreducible, or strangulated. A reducible hernia is one in which the contents can be pushed back into the ...
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truss

in engineering, a structural member usually fabricated from straight pieces of metal or timber to form a series of triangles lying in a single ... [11 related articles]
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Truss

[Unix] truss is a system tool available on some Unix-like operating systems. When invoked with an additional executable command-line argument, truss makes it possible to print out the system calls made by and the signals received by this executable command-line argument. As of version IEEE Std 1003.1-2008, truss is not part of the Single UN...
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Truss

- An engineered and manufactured roof support member with 'zig-zag' framing members. Does the same job as a rafter but is designed to have a longer span than a rafter.
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Truss

A manufactured wood member often in the form of a large triangle which is used to form the ceiling joists and rafters on the top floor of a home.
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Truss

A triangular load-bearing structure used to support the roofs of churches and other buildings. The beams are usually made of wood, though they may also be steel or concrete.
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Truss

In general, a structural load-carrying member with an open web system designed as a simple span with each member designed to carry a tension or compression force. The entire structure act will act like a beam.
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