brace

  1. a support that steadies or strengthens something else
  2. two items of the same kind
  3. a set of two similar things considered as a unit
  4. either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
  5. a rope on a square-rigged ship that is used to swing a yard about and secure it
  6. elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
  7. an appliance that correc......
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    Brace

    An inclined piece of framing lumber applied to wall or floor to stifled the structure. Often used on walls as temporary bracing until framing has been completed.
    Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20933

    Brace

    Tassels used to open and close the hood, orig, OFr: Braz = arms
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    Brace

    • (n.) The state of being braced or tight; tension. • (v. t.) To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly. • (n.) Armor for the arm; vantbrace. • (v. t.) To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd. • (v. t.) To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to...
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    Brace

    (1) Two of the same breed presented together as a pair. (2) Performance: To run dogs together in certain types of field events.
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    Brace

    (1) Two of the same breed presented together as a pair. (2) Performance
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    brace

    (24) stance of defense.
    Found on https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/o/othello/study-help/full-glossary

    brace

    (brās) an orthopedic appliance or apparatus applied to the body, particularly the trunk or lower limbs, to support the weight of the body, to correct or prevent deformities, or to control involuntary movements. See also orthosis. (in the pl.)orthodontic appliance. Milwaukee brace&...
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    brace

    (from the article `carpentry`) ...and are spaced at regular intervals of 16 inches (41 cm). They are anchored to a horizontal foundation plate at the bottom and a plate at the top, ...
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    Brace

    - An inclined piece of framing lumber applied to wall or floor to strengthen the structure. Often used on walls as temporary bracing until framing has been completed.
    Found on http://www.homebuildingmanual.com/Glossary.htm

    brace

    1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. ... 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves. 'And welcome war to brace her drums.' (Campbell) ... 3. To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly. 'The women of China, by bracing and binding them from...
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    brace

    gallus noun elastic straps that hold trousers up (usually used in the plural)
    Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974

    brace

    bracing noun a structural member used to stiffen a framework
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    Brace

    [armor] search VAMBRACE to find information ...
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    Brace

    [sailing] A brace on a square-rigged ship is a rope (line) used to rotate a yard around the mast, to allow the ship to sail at different angles to the wind. Braces are always used in pairs, one at each end of a yard (yardarm), termed port brace and starboard brace of a given yard or sail (e.g., the starboard main-brace is the brace fixed to...
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    Brace

    [sports] In sports, a brace is a feat of succeeding at anything two times, generally in two consecutive attempts. A hat-trick is three times. ...
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    Brace

    [theatre] In theater, a brace is a sliding piece of wood or metal with a `butterfly` winged nut to make it longer or shorter to fit the flat used to stabilize a flat set piece such as a flat. The nut is used, so that it can be changed more quickley than a screw to the floor during a quick change. Usually, a brace is painted black to make it...
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    Brace

    [tool] A brace or brace and bit is a hand tool used to drill holes, usually in wood. Pressure is applied to the top and the tool is rotated with a U-shaped grip. The U-shaped part is a kind of crankshaft. It gives the brace much greater torque than other kinds of hand drill; a brace can be used to drill much wider, and deeper, holes than ca...
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    Brace

    Brace intransitive verb To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; -- with up . [ Colloq.]
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    Brace

    Brace noun [ Old French brace , brasse , the two arms, embrace, fathom, French brasse fathom, from Latin bracchia the arms (stretched out), plural of bracchium arm; confer Greek ....] 1. That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a ...
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    Brace

    Brace transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Braced ; present participle & verbal noun Bracing .] 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. 2. To draw tight; to tigh...
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    Brace

    A device that is used to support or hold a particular part of the body in a specific position. It can be used to keep bones rigid during a time of healing, help with movement, correct a deformity or relieve pain.
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    Brace

    A member of a framed structure crossing a space diagonally, and able to resist either compression or tension. Also a cranked hand-drill for boring.
    Found on http://www.woodworkersuk.co.uk/blog/carpentry-and-joinery-glossary/carpentr

    brace

    A piece of wood or other material used to form a triangle and stiffen some part of a structure. Related category • BUILDING AND ARCHITECTURE
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    Brace

    A reinforcing and/or stabilizing element of an architectural frame.
    Found on http://www.architecturaltrust.org/outreach/education/glossary-of-architectu
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