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thorough brace

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noun
  1. either of two strong braces or bands of leather supporting the body of a coach or other vehicle and connecting the front and back springs.

Origin of thorough brace

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for thorough brace

Historical Examples

  • The heavily-laden coach swayed on its thorough-brace springs and rattled down Sturt Street at the rate of twelve miles an hour.

    Nevermore

    Rolf Boldrewood

  • Nat at a glance made it out as a stage coach of the old-fashioned "thorough-brace type."

  • Upon reaching the south-west corner of the enclosure surrounding the building, I perceived a thorough-brace awaiting us.

    Hunted Down

    Harry Granice


British Dictionary definitions for thorough brace

thorough brace

noun
  1. mainly US either of two strong leather straps upon which the body of certain types of carriage is supported
Derived Formsthorough-braced, adjective
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