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English noun: truss

1. truss (artifact) (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure


Broader (hypernym)bandage, patch


Domain categorymedical specialty, medicine

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


Broader (hypernym)framework


Part meronymtruss bridge

3. truss (artifact) (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)


Synonymscorbel


Broader (hypernym)bracket, wall bracket


Domain categoryarchitecture


English verb: truss

1. truss (contact) tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bind, tie


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

2. truss (contact) secure with or as if with ropes


SamplesTie down the prisoners.
Tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed.


Synonymsbind, tie down, tie up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confine, hold, restrain


Narrower (hyponym)chain up, faggot, faggot, faggot up, fagot, fagot, hog-tie


Entailfasten, fix, secure

3. truss (contact) support structurally


SamplesTruss the roofs.
Trussed bridges.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold, hold up, support, sustain









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