main brace

noun

Definition of main brace

  1. 1 :  the brace attached to a sailing ship's main yard

  2. 2 :  the brace that transmits the load most directly from one of its terminal joints to the other

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Origin and Etymology of main brace

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


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