Trestle board, a board used by architects, draughtsmen, and the like, for drawing designs upon; — so called because commonly supported by trestles.Trestle bridge. See under Bridge, n.

(Tres"tle*tree`) n. (Naut.) One of two strong bars of timber, fixed horizontally on the opposite sides of the masthead, to support the crosstrees and the frame of the top; — generally used in the plural. Totten.

(Tres"tle*work`) n. A viaduct, pier, scaffold, or the like, resting on trestles connected together.

(Tres"-tyne`) n. [L. tris, tres, three + E. tyne.] (Zoöl.) In the antler of a stag, the third tyne above the base. This tyne appears in the third year. In those deer in which the brow tyne does not divide, the tres- tyne is the second tyne above the base. See Illust. under Rucervine, and under Rusine.

(Tret) obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Tread, for treadeth. Chaucer.

(Tret), n. [F. traite a drawing, trading, journey, tax on wares in transit, anything diminishing the value of coins, fr. OF. traire to draw, L. trahere. See Trait.] (Com.) An allowance to purchasers, for waste or refuse matter, of four pounds on every 104 pounds of suttle weight, or weight after the tare deducted. M'Culloch.

(Tret"a*ble) a. [See Treatable.] Tractable; moderate. [Obs.]

By nature debonaire and tretable.

(Treth"ing) n. [W. treth an allowance, contribution, tribute, or tax, trethu to rate or tax.] A tax; an impost. [Obs.] Johnson.

(Tre"tis Tre"tys), n. [See Treatise.] A treatise; also, a treaty. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Tre*tis" Tre*tys"), a. [OF. traitis.] Long and well-proportioned; nicely made; pretty. [Obs.] "Her nose tretys." Chaucer.

(Tre"vat) n. A weaver's cutting instrument; for severing the loops of the pile threads of velvet.

(Trev"et) n. [See Trivet.] A stool or other thing supported by three legs; a trivet.

(Trew Trewe), a. True. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Trews) n. pl. Trowsers; especially, those of the Scotch Highlanders. "He wore the trews, or close trowsers, made of tartan." Sir W. Scott.

(Trewth) n. Truth. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Trey) n. [OF. treis three, F. trois, L. tres. See Three, and cf. Tray-trip.] Three, at cards, dice, or dominoes; a card, die, or domino of three spots or pips.

Seven is my chance and thine is cinq and trey.

(Tri-) [Gr. tri- or L. tri-, sometimes through French; akin to L. tres three, and E. three. See Three.]

1. A movable frame or support for anything, as scaffolding, consisting of three or four legs secured to a top piece, and forming a sort of stool or horse, used by carpenters, masons, and other workmen; also, a kind of framework of strong posts or piles, and crossbeams, for supporting a bridge, the track of a railway, or the like.

2. The frame of a table.

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