Search Result for "trussed":
1. bound or secured closely;
- Example: "the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied"
- Example: "a trussed chicken"
[syn: trussed, tied]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Truss \Truss\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trussed; p. pr. & vb. n. Trussing.] [F. trousser. See Truss, n.] 1. To bind or pack close; to tie up tightly; to make into a truss. --Shak. [1913 Webster] It [his hood] was trussed up in his wallet. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Who trussing me as eagle doth his prey. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces. [1913 Webster] 4. To skewer; to make fast, as the wings of a fowl to the body in cooking it. [1913 Webster] 5. To execute by hanging; to hang; -- usually with up. [Slang.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] To truss a person or To truss one's self, to adjust and fasten the clothing of; especially, to draw tight and tie the laces of garments. [Obs.] "Enter Honeysuckle, in his nightcap, trussing himself." --J. Webster (1607). To truss up, to strain; to make close or tight. Trussed beam, a beam which is stiffened by a system of braces constituting a truss of which the beam is a chord. [1913 Webster]