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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Truss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trussed p. pr. & vb. n. Trussing.]
 1. To bind or pack close; to tie up tightly; to make into a truss.
    It [his hood] was trussed up in his wallet.   --Chaucer.
 2. To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon. [Obs.]
    Who trussing me as eagle doth his prey.   --Spenser.
 3. To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces.
 4. To skewer; to make fast, as the wings of a fowl to the body in cooking it.
 5. To execute by hanging; to hang; -- usually with up. [Slang.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : bound or secured closely; "the guard was found trussed up
            with his arms and legs securely tied"; "a trussed
            chicken" [syn: tied]