brace

brace
/breɪs / (say brays)

noun
1. something that holds parts together or in place, as a clasp or clamp.
2. anything that imparts rigidity or steadiness.
3. Machinery a device for holding and turning tools for boring or drilling.
4. Building Trades a piece of timber, metal, etc., used to support or position another piece or portion of a framework.
5. Nautical (on a square-rigged ship) a rope by which a yard is swung about and secured horizontally.
6. Music leather loops sliding upon the tightening cords of a drum to change their tension and therewith the pitch.
7. Canoeing a steadying stroke made with the paddle to prevent capsizing.
8. (often plural) Dentistry
a. a round or flat metal wire placed against surfaces of the teeth, and used to straighten irregularly arranged teeth.
b. an orthodontic appliance of an arch wire attached to brackets bonded to teeth, which can be tightened to correct bad alignment of the teeth.
9. Medicine an appliance for supporting a weak joint or joints.
10. (plural) straps or bands worn over the shoulders for holding up the trousers.
11. a pair; a couple.
12.
a. See bracket (def. 6a).
b. (plural) Mathematicsbracket (def. 7a).
13. Music connected staves.
14. a defence or protection for the arm, especially one used in archery.
verb (t) (braced, bracing)
15. to furnish, fasten, or strengthen with or as with a brace.
16. to fix firmly; make steady.
17. to make tight; increase the tension of.
18. to act as a stimulant to.
19. Nautical to swing or turn round (the yards of a ship) by means of the braces.
phrase
20. brace up, to rouse one's strength or vigour: *`Brace up now, Jack, and keep your wits about you,' whispered Andy to me just before they came in. –henry lawson, 1901.
21. in a brace of shakes, Colloquial immediately.
{Middle English brase(n) from Old French bracier embrace, from brace the two arms (compare def. 11), from Latin brāchia}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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