from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A block between a truss-rod and the compression-member of a trussed beam. It keeps the two at their proper distance apart.


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  • "The port shaft broke off somewhere near the truss-block at the mouth of the sleeve of the shaft, and the outer end of the shaft and the propeller dropped to the bottom of the sea.

    Quaint Courtships


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