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Plural for a strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building or carpentry
“A short, stout man, solidly built like a timber brace came out the big tent with a flourish.”
Plural for a drilling tool with a crank handle and a socket to hold a bit
“A Hudson brace and Gigli saw are used to perform a basic craniotomy, and the cost of these items is minimal compared to the cost of a power drill.”
Plural for a device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support
“I had a halo brace fitted to my body basically, which resembled a human building site for about six weeks.”
Plural for a pair of something, typically of birds or mammals killed in hunting
“She took Wolf's arm and inserted herself into a file of carts, getting in front of a brace of mules whose driver cursed her, but whose whip was too short to reach her neck.”
“The saw is best used with a brace.”
“Seldom used in ordinary writing, brace or curly brackets are common in mathematics and other formulaic usage, where they serve to enclose complex sets of symbols.”
To hold up or serve as a foundation for
“So it's time to put my strong head on, brace myself and get on with the matter in hand of hopefully offering some support where I can.”
To give life, vigor, or spirit to
“… the pep talk braced the team up for the second half.”
“Her legs were in a ridiculous bunch at the edge of her bed, while her arms groped blindly for a sturdy surface to brace her body.”
“Full-height, double-glazed sheets brace the structure and barely divide interior from exterior.”
To act in preparation for something
A pair of straps crossing one's shoulders and extending down to one's trousers, where a clip or button arrangement allows them to affix to the trousers, ensuring that they will not fall off
A fastening consisting of two metal rings, designed to go around a person's wrists, and connected by a chain or hinge
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