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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [tres-uh l]
    • /ˈtrɛs əl/
    • /ˈtres.l̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tres-uh l]
    • /ˈtrɛs əl/

Definitions of trestle word

  • noun trestle a frame typically composed of a horizontal bar or beam rigidly joined or fitted at each end to the top of a transverse A-frame, used as a barrier, a transverse support for planking, etc.; horse. 1
  • noun trestle Civil Engineering. one of a number of bents, having sloping sides of framework or piling, for supporting the deck or stringers of a bridge. a bridge made of these. 1
  • noun trestle diagonal support 1
  • countable noun trestle A trestle is a wooden or metal structure that is used, for example, as one of the supports for a table. It has two pairs of sloping legs which are joined by a flat piece across the top. 0
  • noun trestle a framework in the form of a horizontal member supported at each end by a pair of splayed legs, used to carry scaffold boards, a table top, etc 0
  • noun trestle a braced structural tower-like framework of timber, metal, or reinforced concrete that is used to support a bridge or ropeway 0

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Origin of trestle

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English trestel < Middle French, by dissimilation from Old French trestre ≪ Latin trānstrum crossbeam

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Parts of speech for Trestle


trestle popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

trestle usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for trestle

noun trestle

  • arbor — An arbor is a shelter in a garden which is formed by leaves and stems of plants growing close together over a light framework.
  • beam — If you say that someone is beaming, you mean that they have a big smile on their face because they are happy, pleased, or proud about something.
  • bench — A bench is a long seat of wood or metal that two or more people can sit on.
  • cantilever — A cantilever is a long piece of metal or wood used in a structure such as a bridge. One end is fastened to something and the other end is used to support part of the structure.
  • crossbar — A crossbar is a horizontal piece of wood attached to two upright pieces, for example a part of the goal in football.

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