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What you are talking about is a "testamentary trust" where you direct the executor of your will to have a trust created for a specific purpose and you fund it with assets from your estate. You would set out the terms of the trust, such as who the trustee is, what assets go into it, what the trustees powers are, who the beneficiary is , and any spendthrift provisions.
Then the executor would have that trust funded upon your passing and the trustee would then take over management of the trust assets for the benefit of the beneficiary..
Yes, you would need to actually put the specific language in the will that you wanted to go into the trust to make it a spendthrift trust. It is basically you setting up a trust that just springs to life upon your passing.
There isn't any mandatory "special" words you need to use, but if you were to google "spendthrift trust clause" it should bring up some language that you could just copy and paste into your will to use.