Meaning of trestle

tres•tle

Pronunciation: (tres'ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a frame typically composed of a horizontal bar or beam rigidly joined or fitted at each end to the top of a transverse A-frame, used as a barrier, a transverse support for planking, etc.; horse.
    1. one of a number of bents, having sloping sides of framework or piling, for supporting the deck or stringers of a bridge.
    2. a bridge made of these.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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