main brace


Definition of main brace

1 : the brace attached to a sailing ship's main yard
2 : the brace that transmits the load most directly from one of its terminal joints to the other

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History and Etymology for main brace

Middle English mayne brase, from mayne, mayn main + brase, brace brace

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“Main brace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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