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trestle (plural trestles)
- A horizontal member supported near each end by a pair of divergent legs, such as sawhorses.
- A folding or fixed set of legs used to support a tabletop or planks.
- 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, chapter I, in The House Behind the Cedars:
- He turned the knob, but the door was locked. Retracing his steps past a vacant lot, the young man entered a shop where a colored man was employed in varnishing a coffin, which stood on two trestles in the middle of the floor.
- A framework, using spreading, divergent pairs of legs used to support a bridge.
- A trestle bridge.
a horizontal member supported near each end by a pair of divergent legs
a folding or fixed set of legs used to support a table-top or planks
a framework, using spreading, divergent pairs of legs used to support a bridge
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