Definition of trestle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtresl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtresl//
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a wooden or metal structure with two pairs of sloping legs. Trestles are used in pairs to support a flat surface, for example the top of a table. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French trestel, based on Latin transtrum ‘beam’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trestle

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