- a framework consisting of a horizontal beam fastened to two pairs of spreading legs, used to support planks to form a table, platform, etc.
- a framework of vertical or slanting uprights and crosspieces, supporting a bridge, etc.
- a bridge with such a framework
Origin: ME trestel < OFr < VL *transtellum, dim. of L transtrum, a beam: see transom
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- A horizontal beam or bar held up by two pairs of divergent legs and used as a support.
- A framework consisting of vertical, slanted supports and horizontal crosspieces supporting a bridge.
Origin: Middle English trestel, from Old French, alteration of Vulgar Latin *trāstellum, trānstellum, diminutive of Latin trānstrum, beam; see transom.