Meaning of trellis

trel•lis

Pronunciation: (trel'is), [key]
— n.
  1. a frame or structure of latticework; lattice.
  2. a framework of this kind used as a support for growing vines or plants.
  3. a summerhouse, gazebo, arch, etc., made chiefly or completely of latticework.
  4. a charge of bendlets overlying bendlets sinister, the whole being cloué at the crossings.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with a trellis.
  2. to enclose in a trellis.
  3. to train or support on a trellis.
  4. to form into or like a trellis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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