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truss rod[′trəs ‚räd]
A rod attached to the ends of a trussed beam which transmits the strain due to downward pressure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. In a truss, a metal rod used as a member under tension for stiffening.
2. A metal rod used as a diagonal tie.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.