trestlework


trestlework

trestlework [tres-uh l-wurk] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a structural system composed of trestles.

Origin of trestlework First recorded in 1840–50; trestle + work Examples from the Web for trestlework Historical Examples of trestlework

  • The trestlework is burned in places and across these we passed the best we could.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man

    Lawrence Van Alstyne

  • Men are busy rebuilding the burned out places in the trestlework and bridging the river, which is narrow here.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man

    Lawrence Van Alstyne

  • How he ever did it I don’t see, but he said two soldiers fell through the trestlework and were hurt and had to be left behind.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man

    Lawrence Van Alstyne

  • Upon the trestlework were perched three boys and a man, fishing.

    Historic Waterways–Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers

    Reuben Gold Thwaites

  • The haggard face of the boy looked out from the surgeon’s trestlework of the fractured arm and shoulder.

    Under the Law

    Edwina Stanton Babcock

  • British Dictionary definitions for trestlework trestlework noun

    1. an arrangement of trestles, esp one that supports or makes a bridge

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