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trestle

a. a braced structural tower-like framework of timber, metal, or reinforced concrete that is used to support a bridge or ropeway
b. a bridge constructed of such frameworks

trestle

[′tres·əl]
(civil engineering)
A series of short bridge spans supported by a braced tower.
(engineering)
A movable support usually with legs that spread diagonally.
A braced structure of timber, reinforced concrete, or steel spanning a land depression to carry a road or railroad.
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Robert Tressle's famous book, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists summed up the working classes' perverse desire to help the rich get richer.
The big glass storage pieces are great and so is the long tressle dining table."
Far better to use tressle tables, the sort used for wallpapering.