from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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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Once on shore, the men begin trussing it up in more black plastic.
Pierce the bottom of the creampuff shells with a metal skewer or trussing needle to create a vent for the steam as they cool, to keep the shells crisp.
After trussing him with restraints and blindfolding him, they sped away.
Remove the bird from the fridge at least an hour before cooking it, and take off any trussing and remove the giblets, if they're inside.
Willa, limp with the effort of breathing, had her eyes closed; Lena might as well have been trussing a chicken.
Truss the goose using turkey trussing needles or extra-large safety pins.
Remove goose to a platter and discard trussing needles.
By stereotyping my work's audience as self-involved and prissy, women-only packaging also insults my readers, who could all testify that trussing up my novels as sweet, girly and soft is like stuffing a rottweiler in a dress.
Although Julie Child wielded a 6 inch long poultry trussing needles in a "French Chef" episode in the 60s, these devises are now obsolete. (at least in Boise) I just got the biggest, most bad-ass needle I could at a craft store.
See the note on trussing at the end of the recipe.