Definition of Trusses

1. Noun. (plural of truss) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of truss) ¹

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Definition of Trusses

1. truss [v] - See also: truss

Medical Definition of Trusses

1. Elastic, canvas, or metallic devices for retaining a hernia reduced within the abdominal cavity. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trusses

truss bridge
trusses (current term)
trust account
trust busting
trust company
trust corporation
trust deed
trust deeds
trust fall
trust falls
trust fund
trust funds

Literary usage of Trusses

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"Wood shingles on sheathing Rise Yt of span. The trusses shown in Figs. ... A long line of trusses with exposed horizontal chords appear to sag. ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1908)
"Kinds of trusses.—Roof trusses are made of wood and of steel. The kind of material used depends on the Particular conditions in each case. ..."

3. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1902)
"After making the necessary additions of moving-load stresses it is found that the total stresses in the lateral systems of the three-hinged trusses are 66 x ..."

4. Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering: A General Reference Work on Surveying by American School, Chicago, American School (Chicago, Ill.), Frederick Eugene Turneaure (1909)
"Classes of Roof trusses. Roof trusses may be divided into three classes ... The Pratt and Howe trusses are shown respectively by a and b. ..."

5. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1921)
"Weight of Roof trusses.—The weight of roof trusses varies with the span, the distance ... A = distance center to center of trusses in ft. (8 to 30 ft. ..."

6. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1912)
"The trusses were riveted Fink trusses with purlins placed at panel points ... The trusses whose weights were used in deducing this formula had a pitch of J4 ..."

7. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1918)
"With plate girders longer than 60 ft. and short riveted trusses one girder or truss is placed in position at a' time and the ..."

8. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1910)
"CHAPTER VI LATERAL trusses, TRESTLES AND TOWERS 179. The lateral pressure upon a bridge or roof truss arising from wind, or the centrifugal force due to ..."

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