Meaning of BRACE in English

BRACE

n. 25B6; noun

the saw is best used with a brace : VICE, clamp, press.

power drills run faster than a brace : DRILL, boring tool, rotary tool.

the aquarium is supported by wooden braces : PROP, beam, joist, batten, rod, post, strut, stay, support, stanchion, bracket.

a brace on his right leg : SUPPORT, caliper.

a brace of partridges : PAIR, couple, duo, twosome; two.

(Printing) the term within braces : BRACKET, parenthesis.

25B6; verb

the plane's wing is braced by a system of rods : SUPPORT, shore up, prop up, hold up, buttress, underpin; strengthen, reinforce.

he braced his hand on the railing : STEADY, secure, stabilize, fix, poise; tense, tighten.

brace yourself for disappointment : PREPARE, get ready, gear up, nerve, steel, galvanize, gird, strengthen, fortify; informal psych oneself up.

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