knee brace

noun Building Trades.

a diagonal member for bracing the angle between two joined members, as a stud or column and a joist or rafter, being joined to each partway along its length.

Nearby words

  1. knead,
  2. knebworth house,
  3. knee,
  4. knee action,
  5. knee bend,
  6. knee breeches,
  7. knee drop,
  8. knee jerk,
  9. knee joint,
  10. knee pants

Origin of knee brace

First recorded in 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019