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noun as in supporting device

noun as in framework

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In a proposal they developed for reengineering several trusses, the researchers showed that savings of at least 10% in embodied emissions could be achieved with no loss of performance.

When she turned to see what it was, she saw Sydney running toward her but into the path of a toppling truss.

If so, these tiny trusses could be the basis of new armor for everything from people in combat to objects in space.

With its additional diagonals, the sponge’s lattice has more joints than a traditional truss and less distance between the joints, which may allow the structure to sustain greater compression before buckling, Fernandes said.

NASA has been studying something similar, with trusses that support lengthy wings to keep them from fluttering.

Most cooks these days do not, alas, truss their own roasts or carefully make cheesecloth bags to hold their soup herbs.

So it is that he sympathizes with the dads who have to know how to truss a chicken, for your sake.

The Howe truss had timber chords and a lattice of timber struts, with vertical iron ties.

Fig. 20 shows a Fink truss, a characteristic early American type, with cast iron compression and wrought iron tension members.

Truss the birds, and stuff them with chopped truffles and rasped bacon, seasoned with salt and pepper and a tiny dust of cayenne.

Take four pigeons, truss and braise them in stock, then glaze them, dish them up against a block of fried bread.

This bridge has seven arches, and is a combination truss and arch design, capable of sustaining an immense weight.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to truss, such as: bracket, prop, reinforcement, support, supporter, and trussing.

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