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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)


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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