Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: trousser; TROUSSEAU


1 verb
truss1 [transitive]
1 also truss up to tie someone's arms, legs etc very firmly with rope so that they cannot move:
They trussed up their victim and left him for dead.
2DFC to prepare a chicken, duck etc for cooking by tying its legs and wings into position

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