counterbrace

[ koun-ter-breys ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌbreɪs /

noun Engineering, Building Trades.

a web member of a truss subject to tension or compression under varying conditions.

Nearby words

  1. counterbalance,
  2. counterbid,
  3. counterblast,
  4. counterblow,
  5. counterbore,
  6. counterchange,
  7. countercharge,
  8. countercheck,
  9. counterclaim,
  10. counterclockwise

Origin of counterbrace

First recorded in 1815–25; counter- + brace

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