counterbrace

noun
coun·​ter·​brace | \ ˈkau̇ntə(r)+ˌ- \

Definition of counterbrace

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a brace counteracting the strain of another brace:
a : the brace of the fore-topsail on the leeward side of a ship

counterbrace

verb

Definition of counterbrace (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for counterbrace

Noun

counter- + brace

Verb

counter- + brace

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“Counterbrace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterbrace. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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