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  • v. Present participle of truss.
  • n. The timbers, etc., that form a truss.
  • n. 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.
  • n. The act of a hawk or other bird of prey in seizing its quarry and soaring into the air with it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The timbers, etc., which form a truss, taken collectively.
  • n. The art of stiffening or bracing a set of timbers, or the like, by putting in struts, ties, etc., till it has something of the character of a truss.
  • n. The act of a hawk, or other bird of prey, in seizing its quarry, and soaring with it into air.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In building, the timbers, etc., which form a truss.

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