Counterbrace

Coun'ter·brace` transitive verb 1. (Nautical) To brace in opposite directions; as, to counterbrace the yards, i. e. , to brace the head yards one way and the after yards another. 2. (Engineering) To brace in such a way that opposite strains are resisted; to...
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Counterbrace

• (v. t.) To brace in opposite directions; as, to counterbrace the yards, i. e., to brace the head yards one way and the after yards another. • (v. t.) To brace in such a way that opposite strains are resisted; to apply counter braces to.
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