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counterbrace

[ koun-ter-breys ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌbreɪs /
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noun Engineering, Building Trades.
a web member of a truss subject to tension or compression under varying conditions.
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Origin of counterbrace

First recorded in 1815–25; counter- + brace
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