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Meaning of TRESTLE

Pronunciation:  'tresul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletop
  2. [n]  a supporting tower used to support a bridge

TRESTLE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: bridge, buck, horse, sawbuck, sawhorse, span, supporting tower, trestle table



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
1. A movable frame or support for anything, as scaffolding,
   consisting of three or four legs secured to a top piece,
   and forming a sort of stool or horse, used by carpenters,
   masons, and other workmen; also, a kind of framework of
   strong posts or piles, and crossbeams, for supporting a
   bridge, the track of a railway, or the like.

2. The frame of a table.

{Trestle board}, a board used by architects, draughtsmen, and
   the like, for drawing designs upon; -- so called because
   commonly supported by trestles.

{Trestle bridge}. See under {Bridge}, n.