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Definition of Brace
BraceBrace Brace, n. [OF. brace, brasse, the two arms, embrace,
fathom, F. brasse fathom, fr. L. bracchia the arms (stretched
out), pl. of bracchium arm; cf. Gr. ?.]
1. That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a
bandage or a prop.
2. A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining
tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
The little bones of the ear drum do in straining and
relaxing it as the braces of the war drum do in
3. The state of being braced or tight; tension.
The laxness of the tympanum, when it has lost its
brace or tension. --Holder.
4. (Arch. & Engin.) A piece of material used to transmit, or
change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of
the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the
structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or
as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the
structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler
brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the
5. (Print.) A vertical curved line connecting two or more
words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus,
boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves.
6. (Naut.) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a
yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a
7. (Mech.) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for
holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
8. A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied
to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt. ``A
brace of greyhounds.' --Shak.
He is said to have shot . . . fifty brace of
A brace of brethren, both bishops, both eminent for
learning and religion, now appeared in the church.
But you, my brace of lords. --Shak.
9. pl. Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
I embroidered for you a beautiful pair of braces.
10. Harness; warlike preparation. [Obs.]
For that it stands not in such warlike brace.
11. Armor for the arm; vantbrace.
12. (Mining) The mouth of a shaft. [Cornwall]
Angle brace. See under Angle.
Meaning of Brace from wikipedia
(s) or bracing
to: Orthopaedic brace
, a device
used to restrict
or ****ist body movement
, a device limiting motion
of the spine...
- ****ume a brace
or crash position
is an instruction
that can be given
for a crash, such as on an aircraft; the instruction
- A brace
is a hand tool used with a bit (drill bit or auger) to drill
in wood. Pressure
to the top and the tool is rotated
- Andrew Brace
is a former rugby union
player. As an English international
player, Brace currently represents
the Irish Rugby Football
- A back brace
is a device designed
of the spine
or in post-operative fusions, as well as a preventative
is a surname. Notable people
with the surname
include: John Brace
(MP) (born c. 1578), English Member
(born 1980), English...
- A bracer
(or arm-guard) is a strap
or sheath, commonly
made of leather, stone
or plastic, that covers
of an archer's bow-holding...
- The Milwaukee brace
, also known
as a cervico-thoraco-lumbo-sacral orthosis
or CTLSO, is a back brace
used in the treatment
orthoses, such as the Milwaukee brace
, the Boston brace
, Charleston bending brace
, and Providence brace
. As this condition develops
- and was known
at different stages
in its history
as Harcourt Brace
, & Co. and Harcourt Brace
Jovanovich. From 1919 to 1982, it was based
in New York City...
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