(Arch. & Engin.)
The timbers, etc., which form a truss, taken collectively.
(Arch. & Engin.) The art of stiffening or bracing a set of timbers, or the like, by putting in struts, ties, etc., till it has something of the character of a truss.
3. The act of a hawk, or other bird of prey, in seizing its quarry, and soaring with it into air.
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