Noun(1) (medicine(2) a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts(3) (architecture, usually of slight extent
Verb(1) tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it(2) secure with or as if with ropes(3) support structurally
(1) They could easily just truss them up and steal what they want to steal.(2) If the hernia goes back into the abdomen easily and the patient is an elderly unfit man, a truss can be worn.(3) A truss is rarely used nowadays, only when surgery is not possible or needs to be delayed.(4) A truss of hay of 66 pounds is therefore equal to 28 pounds of oats, or a bushel of the best oats will go as far as one truss and a half of hay.(5) Plants were topped two leaves above the fourth truss .(6) For, without the truss , the sail and its yard would be blown from the mast, so as to swing about, by the action of the wind, and the rolling of the vessel.(7) Wearing a truss may help to relieve the discomfort of a hernia, but will not improve the condition, and in some cases can cause further damage.(8) A truss is a strap like device to prevent a hernia from bulging.(9) Again, two crossbeams with camel's hump-shaped braces support the roof truss , and there is no king post.(10) But when Saturday morning came the thief got up early and hid himself under a truss of hay in the hayloft.(11) The truss units have quite a sophisticated internal shape to incorporate the winch and drive units for furling and unfurling the sails.(12) For symptomatic hernias in younger men a truss may allow continuation of heavy work with greater comfort while awaiting operation.(13) From the low-beamed ceiling he unlashed a hammock and tied it to a truss by the fireplace wall.(14) Place 1/3 of the orange peels in the cavity of the duck and truss it.(15) All axillary buds were removed, and six fruits were retained per truss .(16) In 1795, Parliament specified that a truss of hay should equal 56 pounds for old hay or 60 pounds (about 27.2 kilograms) for new hay.