Definition of splice the main brace in English:

splice the main brace

  • British historical (In the navy) serve out an extra tot of rum.
    [perhaps arising from the issue of a tot of rum as a reward for the actual splicing of the main brace, which would be a rare and difficult operation]
    More example sentences
    • They secured the engine after twenty seconds and spliced the main brace in celebration.
    • Let us splice the main brace to steel the men before battle.
    • Lunch is also special with turkey on the menu and the whole camp again spliced the main brace at eleven thirty and again at half past two.
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