Definition of main brace in English:

main brace

Syllabification: main brace

noun

  • One of the braces attached to the main yard of a sailing ship.
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    • The main brace was the largest and heaviest of all the rigging being up to 20" diameter on the big ships.
    • The main brace, being one of the heaviest pieces of running rigging in a ship, was seldom spliced if damaged, but was replaced instead.

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