- 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 of trestleMiddle English trestel from Old French from Vulgar Latin an unverified form transtellum, diminutive of Classical Latin transtrum, a beam: see transom
- A horizontal beam or bar held up by two pairs of divergent legs and used as a support.
- A framework consisting of slanted braces and horizontal crosspieces supporting a bridge or causeway.
Origin of trestleMiddle English trestel from Old French alteration of Vulgar Latin trāstellum, trānstellum diminutive of Latin trānstrum beam ; see transom .