Trestle

Definition of Trestle

Tres´tle
n.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.

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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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