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truss British & World English

A framework, typically consisting of rafters, posts, and struts, supporting a roof, bridge, or other structure

truss English Thesaurus

the bridge is supported by three steel trusses

panel truss British & World English

A supporting framework in which the timbers or bars form rectangular divisions which are diagonally braced.

pony-truss British & World English

A truss so low that overhead bracing cannot be used.

queen truss British & World English

A truss supported by queen posts.

Pratt truss in Pratt1 British & World English

Attributive In bridge construction: designating a type of truss consisting of both vertical and diagonal elements, the latter (except for those at either end) all slanting downward towards the centre of the truss. Especially in Pratt truss.