Definition of truss verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    truss

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//trʌs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trʌs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they truss
    BrE BrE//trʌs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trʌs//
     
    he / she / it trusses
    BrE BrE//ˈtrʌsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌsɪz//
     
    past simple trussed
    BrE BrE//trʌst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trʌst//
     
    past participle trussed
    BrE BrE//trʌst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trʌst//
     
    -ing form trussing
    BrE BrE//ˈtrʌsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1truss somebody/something (up) to tie up somebody’s arms and legs so that they cannot move The guard had been gagged and trussed up.
  2. 2truss something to tie the legs and wings of a chicken, etc. before it is cooked
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘bundle’): from Old French trusse (noun), trusser ‘pack up, bind in’, based on late Latin tors- ‘twisted’, from the verb torquere. Sense (2) dates from the mid 17th cent.
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