Definition of truss


  • (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure.
  • a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure.
  • (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent). Synonyms: corbel.


  • tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it.
  • secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners", "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed". Synonyms: bind, tie down, tie up.
  • support structurally; "truss the roofs", "trussed bridges".

Related words

faggot, fagot.

Words nearby truss

tress, trust.

Rhymes with truss

bus, buss, cuss, discuss, fuss, huss, plus, pus, puss, rus, sus, thus, us, wuss.

Start with truss

trusser, trussed, trussers, trussing, trusses, trussings.

End with truss


More information about truss

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • truss is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 5 points
  • truss is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 5 points
  • truss is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 6 points
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