Truss vs Chord - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between truss and chord

is that truss is a bandage and belt used to hold a hernia in place while chord is (senseid)(music) in music, a combination of any three or more notes sounded simultaneously.

As verbs the difference between truss and chord

is that truss is to tie up a bird before cooking it while chord is to write chords for.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia truss)


  • A bandage and belt used to hold a hernia in place.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2008 , author=Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , title=Professional Guide to Diseases , chapter=4 , isbn=0781778999 , page=280 , passage=A truss may keep the abdominal contents from protruding into the hernial sac; however, this won't cure the hernia.}}
  • (architecture) A structure made up of one or more triangular units made from straight beams of wood or metal, which is used to support a structure as in a roof or bridge.
  • (architecture) A triangular bracket.
  • An old English farming measurement. One truss of straw equalled 36 pounds, a truss of old hay equalled 56 pounds, a truss of new hay equalled 60 pounds, and 36 trusses equalled one load.
  • (obsolete) A bundle; a package.
  • * Spenser
  • bearing a truss of trifles at his back
  • (historical) A padded jacket or dress worn under armour, to protect the body from the effects of friction.
  • * Drayton
  • Puts off his palmer's weed unto his truss , which bore / The stains of ancient arms.
  • (historical) Part of a woman's dress; a stomacher.
  • (botany) A tuft of flowers formed at the top of the main stem of certain plants.
  • (nautical) The rope or iron used to keep the centre of a yard to the mast.
  • Verb

  • To tie up a bird before cooking it.
  • To secure or bind with ropes.
  • To support.
  • To take fast hold of; to seize and hold firmly; to pounce upon.
  • * Spenser
  • who trussing me as eagle doth his prey
  • To strengthen or stiffen, as a beam or girder, by means of a brace or braces.
  • (slang, archaic) To execute by hanging; to hang; usually with up .
  • (Sir Walter Scott)





    (wikipedia chord)


    (en noun)
  • (senseid)(music) A harmonic set of three or more notes that is heard as if sounding simultaneously.
  • * '>citation
  • (geometry) A straight line between two points of a curve.
  • (engineering) A horizontal member of a truss.
  • (aeronautics) The distance between the leading and trailing edge of a wing, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
  • (computing) A keyboard shortcut that involves two or more distinct keypresses, such as Ctrl+M followed by P.
  • * 2005 , James Avery, Visual Studio hacks (page 99)
  • Ctrl-K is the default first key for chords , but you can create chords using any keys that you want.
  • The string of a musical instrument.
  • (Milton)
  • (anatomy) A cord.
  • Derived terms

    * mixed-interval chord * strike a chord, touch a chord

    See also

    * simultaneity


    (en verb)
  • To write chords for.
  • * 2003 , Dan Levenson, Clawhammer Banjo from Scratch
  • This chording' technique works well for learning any tune, but this is the only tune of the set that I will write out completely as a ' chorded version.
  • (music) To accord; to harmonize together.
  • This note chords with that one.
  • To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune.
  • * Dryden
  • When Jubal struck the chorded shell.
  • * Beecher
  • Even the solitary old pine tree chords his harp.