belly brace


Definition of belly brace

: a vertical steel plate that is used to secure a locomotive boiler to a casting that binds together the frames of a locomotive at a point just in front of the firebox — compare waist sheet

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“Belly brace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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