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main brace

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noun Nautical.
  1. a brace leading to a main yard.

Origin of main brace

First recorded in 1480–90
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Historical Examples

  • He then ordered the purser's steward to splice the main-brace.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • He then gave us a glass of grog all round, and made his own crew splice the main-brace.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Thompson,” said I, “let go the main-sheet and the main-brace.

    Frank Mildmay

    Captain Frederick Marryat

  • Then he saw the sick men, after which he gave orders to splice the main-brace.

  • If you don't splice the main-brace, you'll not make a knot an hour.