What does truss mean?

Definitions for truss
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trussnoun

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

  2. trussnoun

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

  3. corbel, trussverb

    (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)

  4. trussverb

    tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it

  5. tie down, tie up, bind, trussverb

    secure with or as if with ropes

    "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"

  6. trussverb

    support structurally

    "truss the roofs"; "trussed bridges"

Wiktionary

  1. trussnoun

    A bandage and belt used to hold a hernia in place.

  2. trussnoun

    A framework of beams forming a rigid structure.

  3. trussnoun

    A triangular bracket.

  4. trussnoun

    An old English farming measurement. One truss of straw equalled 36 pounds, a truss of old hay equalled 56 pounds, a truss of new hay equalled 60 pounds, and 36 trusses equalled one load.

  5. trussverb

    To tie up a bird before cooking it.

  6. trussverb

    To secure or bind with ropes.

  7. trussverb

    To support.

  8. Etymology: From trousse.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Trussnoun

    Etymology: trousse, Fr.

    A hernia would succeed, and the patient be put to the trouble of wearing a truss. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    All as a poor pedler he did wend,
    Bearing a truss of trifles at his back,
    As belles and babies, and glasses in his packe. Edmund Spenser.

    The rebels first won the plain at the hill’s foot by assault, and then the even ground on the top, by carrying up great trusses of hay before them, to dead their shot. Carew.

    An ass was wishing for a mouthful of fresh grass to knap upon, in exchange for a heartless truss of straw. Roger L'Estrange.

    The fair one devoured a truss of sallet, and drunk a full bottle to her share. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 410.

  2. To Trussverb

    To pack up close together.

    Etymology: trousser, French.

    What in most English writers useth to be loose and unright, in this author, is well grounded, finely framed, and strongly trussed up together. Edmund Spenser.

    Some of them send the scriptures before, truss up bag and baggage, make themselves in a readiness, that they may fly from city to city. Richard Hooker, b. ii.

    You might have trussed him and all his apparel into an eelskin. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.

Wikipedia

  1. Truss

    A truss is an assembly of members such as beams, connected by nodes, that creates a rigid structure.In engineering, a truss is a structure that "consists of two-force members only, where the members are organized so that the assemblage as a whole behaves as a single object". A "two-force member" is a structural component where force is applied to only two points. Although this rigorous definition allows the members to have any shape connected in any stable configuration, trusses typically comprise five or more triangular units constructed with straight members whose ends are connected at joints referred to as nodes. In this typical context, external forces and reactions to those forces are considered to act only at the nodes and result in forces in the members that are either tensile or compressive. For straight members, moments (torques) are explicitly excluded because, and only because, all the joints in a truss are treated as revolutes, as is necessary for the links to be two-force members. A planar truss is one where all members and nodes lie within a two-dimensional plane, while a space truss has members and nodes that extend into three dimensions. The top beams in a truss are called top chords and are typically in compression, the bottom beams are called bottom chords, and are typically in tension. The interior beams are called webs, and the areas inside the webs are called panels, or from graphic statics (see Cremona diagram) polygons.

ChatGPT

  1. truss

    A truss is a structural framework used in architecture and engineering, composed of one or more triangular units constructed with straight members whose ends are connected at joints. Trusses are designed to support loads, such as the weight of a roof or bridge, by efficiently transferring these pressures to the structure's endpoints. This design allows for larger spans and greater rigidity with less material expenditure compared to solid beams.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trussnoun

    a bundle; a package; as, a truss of grass

  2. Trussnoun

    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

  3. Trussnoun

    a bandage or apparatus used in cases of hernia, to keep up the reduced parts and hinder further protrusion, and for other purposes

  4. Trussnoun

    a tuft of flowers formed at the top of the main stalk, or stem, of certain plants

  5. Trussnoun

    the rope or iron used to keep the center of a yard to the mast

  6. Trussnoun

    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 built with greater massiveness than is requisite, or are composed in unscientific ways in accordance with the exigencies of style

  7. Trussnoun

    to bind or pack close; to make into a truss

  8. Trussnoun

    to take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon

  9. Trussnoun

    to strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces

  10. Trussnoun

    to skewer; to make fast, as the wings of a fowl to the body in cooking it

  11. Trussnoun

    to execute by hanging; to hang; -- usually with up

Wikidata

  1. Truss

    In architecture a truss is a structure comprising one or more triangular units constructed with straight members whose ends are connected at joints referred to as nodes. External forces and reactions to those forces are considered to act only at the nodes and result in forces in the members which are either tensile or compressive forces. Moments are explicitly excluded because, and only because, all the joints in a truss are treated as revolutes. A planar truss is one where all the members and nodes lie within a two dimensional plane, while a space truss has members and nodes extending into three dimensions. The top beams in a truss are called top chords and are generally in compression, the bottom beams are called bottom chords and are generally in tension, the interior beams are called webs, and the areas inside the webs are called panels.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Truss

    trus, n. a bundle: timbers fastened together for binding a beam or supporting a roof: in ships, the rope or iron for keeping the lower yard to the mast: a tuft of flowers at the top of the main stalk or stem: a bandage or apparatus used in hernia to retain reduced parts, or to hinder protusion.—v.t. to bind up: to pack close: to furnish with a truss: to draw tight and tie: to skewer in cooking.—n. Truss′-beam, a wooden beam strengthened by a tie-rod.—adj. Trussed.—n. Truss′ing, in ship-building, diagonal timbers or iron plates crossing the ribs internally, and consolidating the whole together. [O. Fr. trosser, orig. torser, to bind together—L. tortus, pa.p. of torquēre, to twist.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. truss

    The trusses or parrels of the lower yards serve to bind them to their masts and are bowsed taut when the yards are trimmed, in order to arrest motion and friction. But the introduction of an iron goose-neck, centering and securing the yard well free of the mast, very much supersedes the use of trusses.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TRUSS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Truss is ranked #13278 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Truss surname appeared 2,297 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Truss.

    61.8% or 1,420 total occurrences were Black.
    31.4% or 722 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 92 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.8% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.2% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truss in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of truss in a Sentence

  1. Mark Ingram:

    I'm bout that im outside the bank and if anyone got anything to say come see me. I would like to welcome the MVP frontrunner LAMAR JACKSON in da flesh big truss wooh wooh,

  2. Rick Turner:

    We missed the whole of the Liz Truss premiership, and The Queen died while we were in Luxembourg. We got to the hotel, put the TV on, and saw all the royals going to Balmoral. The Queen died as we were in the Novotel.

  3. Margaret Thatcher:

    Elizabeth Truss and Nadine Dorris walked into a bar, the IQ of the bar was greatly diminished by this.

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