Trestle definition

trĕsəl
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A framework of vertical or slanting uprights and crosspieces, supporting a bridge, etc.
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A horizontal member supported near each end by a pair of divergent legs, such as sawhorses.
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A bridge with such a framework.
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A folding or fixed set of legs used to support a table-top or planks.
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A framework, using spreading, divergent pairs of legs used to support a bridge.
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A trestle bridge.
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A horizontal beam or bar held up by two pairs of divergent legs and used as a support.
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A framework consisting of slanted braces and horizontal crosspieces supporting a bridge or causeway.
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A framework consisting of a horizontal beam fastened to two pairs of spreading legs, used to support planks to form a table, platform, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
trestle
Plural:
trestles

Origin of trestle

  • Middle English trestel from Old French alteration of Vulgar Latin trāstellum, trānstellum diminutive of Latin trānstrum beam transom

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition