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counterbrace

noun coun·ter·brace \ˈkau̇ntə(r)+ˌ-\

Definition of counterbrace

  1. :  a brace counteracting the strain of another brace: a :  the brace of the fore-topsail on the leeward side of a ship b :  5counter 4c

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Origin and Etymology of counterbrace

counter- + brace


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counterbrace

verb coun·ter·brace

Definition of counterbrace

  1. :  to brace in opposite directions counterbrace a ship's yards; also :  to brace so that opposite stresses are resisted

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Origin and Etymology of counterbrace

counter- + brace


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