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counterbrace

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

Definition of counterbrace

: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

Definition of counterbrace

: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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