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 for Trussed beam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Truss \Truss\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trussed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Trussing.] [F. trousser. See Truss, n.]
     1. To bind or pack close; to tie up tightly; to make into a
        truss. --Shak.
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              It [his hood] was trussed up in his wallet.
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     2. To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce
        upon. [Obs.]
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              Who trussing me as eagle doth his prey. --Spenser.
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     3. To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of
        a brace or braces.
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     4. To skewer; to make fast, as the wings of a fowl to the
        body in cooking it.
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     5. To execute by hanging; to hang; -- usually with up.
        [Slang.] --Sir W. Scott.
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     To truss a person or To truss one's self, to adjust and
        fasten the clothing of; especially, to draw tight and tie
        the laces of garments. [Obs.] "Enter Honeysuckle, in his
        nightcap, trussing himself." --J. Webster (1607).
     To truss up, to strain; to make close or tight.
     Trussed beam, a beam which is stiffened by a system of
        braces constituting a truss of which the beam is a chord.
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