"trusses" in the noun sense
medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure
3. corbel, truss
architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)
"trusses" in the verb sense
tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
2. tie down, tie up, bind, truss
secure with or as if with ropes
"tie down the prisoners"
"tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
"truss the roofs"
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