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trestle (plural trestles)

  1. A horizontal member supported near each end by a pair of divergent legs, such as sawhorses.
  2. A folding or fixed set of legs used to support a tabletop or planks.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      He turned the knob, but the door was locked. Retracing his steps past a vacant lot, the young man entered a shop where a colored man was employed in varnishing a coffin, which stood on two trestles in the middle of the floor.
  3. A framework, using spreading, divergent pairs of legs used to support a bridge.
  4. A trestle bridge.

Derived termsEdit

  • trestle-tree
  • trestle-work


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Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 04:26