trass [tras] Examples noun
- a light-colored type of volcanic tuff used in making water-resistant cement and mortar.
Also called tar·ras [tuh-ras] /təˈræs/. Examples from the Web for trass Historical Examples of trass
He wished that the Trass boy would talk forever about destiny.
But the Trass boy finished his remarks about destiny in a very short time.
The Dutch are very attentive in ascertaining the quality of the trass before using it in building their dikes.
Sometimes a proportion of common sand mortar instead of lime is mixed with the trass.
Trass, tras, n. a volcanic earth used as a hydraulic cement.
British Dictionary definitions for trass trass noun
- a variety of the volcanic rock tuff, used to make a hydraulic cement
Word Origin for trass from Dutch tras, tarasse, from Italian terrazza worthless earth; see terrace