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truss rod

noun, Building Trades.
1.
a tie rod in a truss.
2.
a diagonal iron or steel reinforcement in a wooden beam.
3.
any iron or steel rod serving as a tension member.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • Each steel truss rod shall be equipped with a turnbuckle or truss tightener with tensile strength equal to the truss rod.

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