trussing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

trussing

  1. present participle of truss

Noun[edit]

trussing ‎(plural trussings)

  1. (architecture, engineering) The timbers, etc., that form a truss.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Weale to this entry?)
  2. The art of stiffening or bracing a set of timbers, etc., by putting in struts, ties, etc., until it has something of the character of a truss.
  3. (obsolete) The act of a hawk or other bird of prey in seizing its quarry and soaring into the air with it.