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truss

 [trus]
an elastic, canvas, or metallic device for retaining a reduced hernia within the abdominal cavity.

truss

(trŭs),
An appliance designed to prevent the return of a reduced hernia or the increase in size of a hernia; it consists of a pad attached to a belt and kept in place by a spring or straps.
[Fr. trousser, to tie up, to pack]

truss

(trŭs)
n.
Medicine A supportive device, usually a pad with a belt, worn to prevent enlargement of a hernia or the return of a reduced hernia.
tr.v. trussed, trussing, trusses
To support or brace with a truss.

truss

(trŭs)
An appliance designed to prevent the return of a reduced hernia or the increase in size of an irreducible hernia; it consists of a pad attached to a belt and kept in place by a spring or straps.
[Fr. trousser, to tie up, to pack]

truss

A belt-like appliance with a pad that exerts pressure over the orifice of a HERNIA so as to prevent protrusion of the bowel. This is an unsatisfactory substitute for surgical repair.
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Then, the secondary truss between the main trusses is installed, and after the secondary truss is installed, the skylights and other roof components are mounted.
Bienvenido MuNez, Benjamin's father, said the three climbed a scaffolding to weld braces on six trusses already installed on the roof of the hangar project at 11 a.m.
The steel trusses overlapping a 32 m span rest upon a contour reinforced concrete beam of 180 m height and 80 cm width.
The new press, due to arrive in April, pushes together the roof trusses - the wooden and metal framework that supports a building's roof.
It should be noted that the cross sections of these trusses are upright triangles, and the joints are mainly welded or bolted connections.
* Work out a construction schedule and line up friends to help, especially on days when you plan to lift the walls and set the trusses.
A pedestrian bridge was then constructed with trusses and loaded for the evaluation of long-term performance in service.
Typically the change involves installing king posts supported by a bearing wall to create a half truss on one side of the roof, and sistering along the trusses on the other side, essentially converting it to a rafter roof system.
Much of the research to develop these factors has included analyzing unrealistic truss assemblies such as symmetrical ones that include few trusses. None of these factors -- except bending -- are part of state or national building codes.
The conventional method of building trusses is best suited to high-volume truss designs.