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Armor for the arm; vambrace.
A measurement of length, originally representing a person's outstretched arms.
A thong used to regulate the tension 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 that.
The state of being braced or tight; tension.
- the laxness of the tympanum, when it has lost its brace or tension
Harness; warlike preparation.
A pair, a couple; originally used of dogs, and later of animals generally (e.g., a brace of conies) and then other things, but rarely human persons. (The plural in this sense is unchanged.) In British use (as ''plural''), this is a particularly common reference to game birds.
- But you, my brace of lords, were I so minded,
- I here could pluck his highness' frown upon you,
- And justify you traitors
1655, (w), ''The Church History of Britain''
- A brace of brethren, both bishops, both eminent for learning and religion, now appeared in the church
(RQ:Addison Freeholder) fifty brace of pheasants.
1859, (w), ''The Ordeal of Richard Feverel'', Chapter 5:
- "Are you a prime shot?'" said Richard.
- Ripton nodded knowingly, and answered, "Pretty good."
- "Then ww'll have a dozen brase apiece today," said Richard.
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 shell.
The mouth of a shaft.
Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
A system of wires, brackets, and elastic bands used to correct crooked teeth or to reduce overbite.
To prepare for something bad, such as an impact or blow.
''All hands, brace for impact!''
''The boy has no idea about everything that's been going on. You need to brace him for what's about to happen.''
To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly.
''He braced himself against the crowd.''
''to brace the yards''
To stop someone for questioning, usually said of police.
To confront with questions, demands or requests.
To furnish with braces; to support; to prop.
''to brace a beam in a building''
To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen.
''to brace the nerves''
1825, (w), ''Hallowed Ground''
- And welcome war to brace her drums.
To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
- The women of China(..), by bracing and binding them feet from their infancy, have very little feet.
1815, (w), ''Lord of the Isles|Lord of the Isles''
- some who spurs had first braced on
Vambrace; armour which protects the arm.
A cord or brace for fastening or attaching things to something.
A group or set of two dogs or canines.
Wood used as a buttress or support for building.
A support or buttress used in other applications.
A kind of riding equipment or horse tack.
A peninsula; a cape or slice of land jutting into the sea.
A perch (gloss)
A point of a cross or rood.
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