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TRESTLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does trestle mean? 

TRESTLE (noun)
  The noun TRESTLE has 2 senses:

1. a supporting tower used to support a bridge
2. sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletop

  Familiarity information: TRESTLE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRESTLE (noun)


Sense 1trestle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A supporting tower used to support a bridge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("trestle" is a kind of...):

supporting tower (a tower that serves to support something)

Holonyms ("trestle" is a part of...):

bridge; span (a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.)


Sense 2trestle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sawhorses used in pairs to support a horizontal tabletop

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("trestle" is a kind of...):

buck; horse; sawbuck; sawhorse (a framework for holding wood that is being sawed)

Holonyms ("trestle" is a part of...):

trestle table (a table supported on trestles)


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