truss


truss
   a traditional weight unit, generally equal to 4 stone or 56 pounds (about 25.4 kilograms). The truss was used primarily for measuring hay. 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.

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  • Truss — Truss, n. [OE. trusse, F. trousse, OF. also tourse; perhaps fr. L. tryrsus stalk, stem. Cf. {Thyrsus}, {Torso}, {Trousers}, {Trousseau}.] 1. A bundle; a package; as, a truss of grass. Fabyan. [1913 Webster] Bearing a truss of trifles at his back …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Truss — Truss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trussed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trussing}.] [F. trousser. See {Truss}, n.] 1. To bind or pack close; to tie up tightly; to make into a truss. Shak. [1913 Webster] It [his hood] was trussed up in his wallet. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Truss — steht für: Trage und Aufbaukonstruktionen in der Veranstaltungstechnik, siehe Traverse (Veranstaltungstechnik) Truss ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Lynne Truss (* 1955), englische Autorin und Journalistin Warren Truss (* 1948),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • truss — truss; truss·er; un·truss; …   English syllables

  • truss´er — truss «truhs», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to tie; fasten; bind: »to truss up a bundle of plants. We trussed the burglar up and called the police. 2. to fasten the wings or legs of (a fowl or small animal) with skewers or twine in preparation for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • truss — ► NOUN 1) a framework of rafters, posts, and struts which supports a roof, bridge, or other structure. 2) a padded belt worn against the skin to support a hernia. 3) a large projection of stone or timber, typically one supporting a cornice. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • truss — [trus] vt. [ME trussen < OFr trousser, to bundle together, pack < ? VL * torsare < * torsus, for L tortus, pp. of torquere, to twist: see TORT] 1. to tie, bind, or bundle: often with up 2. to skewer or bind the wings and legs of (a fowl) …   English World dictionary

  • Truss — (engl., spr. tröss, »Bündel, Bund«), ein Gewicht, besonders für Stroh und Heu, 36 im Load des englischen Handelsgewichtes: für Stroh 36, trockenes Heu 56 und Heu bis 4. Sept. 60 Pounds avdp …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • truss — index bear (support) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • truss — (n.) c.1200, collection of things bound together, from O.Fr. trousse, torse, of unknown origin, perhaps from V.L. *torciare to twist. Meaning surgical appliance to support a rupture, etc. first attested 1540s. Sense of framework for supporting a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Truss — For other uses, see Truss (disambiguation). In architecture and structural engineering, 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.… …   Wikipedia


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