verb – To tie, bind, or fasten. To make fast with skewers, thread, or the like, as the wings or legs of a fowl in preparation for cooking. To furnish or support with a truss or trusses. To tie or secure (the body) closely or tightly; bind (often followed by up). Falconry. (Of a hawk, falcon, etc.) To grasp (prey) firmly.
Truss is derived from the Middle English word trussen which is a related to the Vulgar Latin word torsāre meaning “to twist, wind or wrap.”