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.