trestle
[ tres-uhl ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Middle English from Old French trestel, based on Latin transtrum ‘beam’
Synonyms
  • beam
  • brace
  • horse
  • sawhorse
  • stand
  • support
Antonyms
  • linger
  • disconnect
  • disjoin
Definition
a frame typically composed of a horizontal bar or beam rigidly joined or fitted at each end to the top of a transverse A-frame, used as a barrier, a transverse support for planking
Example
A) The bridge was built from adjoining steel trestles. B) We built a small, A-frame cabin in the woods with a large cedar trestle at the center of the roof.
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