thorough brace


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.



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Origin of thorough brace

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for thorough brace

  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for thorough brace

thorough brace


mainly US either of two strong leather straps upon which the body of certain types of carriage is supported

Derived forms of thorough brace

thorough-braced, adjective
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