trestle

trestle
Synonyms and related words:
L, branch, buck, cable railway, clotheshorse, cog railway, el, electric railway, elevated, elevated railway, embankment, feeder, feeder line, gravity-operated railway, horse, horse railway, junction, light railroad, line, main line, metro, monorail, rack railway, rack-and-pinion railway, rail, rail line, railroad, railway, roadbed, roadway, sawbuck, sawhorse, sidetrack, siding, street railway, streetcar line, subway, switchback, terminal, terminus, track, tram, tramline, trestle and table, trestle board, trestle table, trestlework, trestling, trolley line, trunk, trunk line, tube, turnout, underground, workhorse

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Synonyms:
(for supporting a table, bridge, etc.)


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Trestle — Tres tle, n. [OF. trestel, tresteay, F. tr[ e]teau; probably from L. transtillum a little crossbeam, dim. of transtrum a crossbeam. Cf. {Transom}.] [Written also {tressel}.] 1. A movable frame or support for anything, as scaffolding, consisting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trestle — early 14c., a support for something, from O.Fr. trestel crossbeam (12c.), presumed to be an alteration of L. *transtellum, dim. of transtrum beam, crossbar. Specific meaning support for a bridge is recorded from 1796 …   Etymology dictionary

  • trestle — ► NOUN 1) a framework consisting of a horizontal beam supported by two pairs of sloping legs, used in pairs to support a flat surface such as a table top. 2) (also trestlework) an open braced framework used to support an elevated structure such… …   English terms dictionary

  • trestle — [tres′əl] n. [ME trestel < OFr < VL * transtellum, dim. of L transtrum, a beam: see TRANSOM] 1. a framework consisting of a horizontal beam fastened to two pairs of spreading legs, used to support planks to form a table, platform, etc. 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Trestle — Other uses|Trestle (disambiguation) A trestle is a bridge that consists of a number of short spans, supported by splayed vertical elements and is usually for railroad use. Timber trestles were extensively used in the nineteenth century in… …   Wikipedia

  • trestle — noun a) A horizontal member supported near each end by a pair of divergent legs, such as sawhorses. 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… …   Wiktionary

  • Trestle — Wilburton Trestle Trestle (engl.: Gerüst) oder auch Bockbrücke ist eine Brückenbauart, die aus einer Konstruktion mit Stützelementen kurzer Spannweite besteht, gestützt durch sich nach oben verjüngende vertikale Elemente und üblicherweise bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trestle — UK [ˈtres(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms trestle : singular trestle plural trestles a frame that is shaped like the letter A , used especially for supporting a board to make a temporary table called a trestle table …   English dictionary

  • trestle — n. 1 a supporting structure for a table etc., consisting of two frames fixed at an angle or hinged or of a bar supported by two divergent pairs of legs. 2 (in full trestle table) a table consisting of a board or boards laid on trestles or other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • trestle — noun Trestle is used before these nouns: ↑table …   Collocations dictionary

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