brace about

brace about
transitive verb or brace around
: to turn (a yard of a square-rigged ship) about for the opposite tack

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  • To brace about — Brace Brace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bracing}.] 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brace — Brace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bracing}.] 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brace — 1. noun /bɹeɪs/ a) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock. b) That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop …   Wiktionary

  • brace around — transitive verb see brace about …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brace — may refer to:Medical* Brace (orthopaedic), a device used to restrict or assist body movement * Back brace, a device limiting motion of the spine ** Milwaukee brace, a kind of back brace used in the treatment of spinal curvatures * Cervical collar …   Wikipedia

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  • brace — brace1 [brās] vt. braced, bracing [ME bracen < OFr bracer, to brace, embrace < L brachia, pl. of brachium, an arm < Gr brachiōn, arm, upper arm < brachys, short (in contrast to the longer lower arm): see MERRY] 1. to tie or bind on… …   English World dictionary

  • Brace position — Bracing or crash position is an instruction that can be given to prepare for a crash, such as on an aircraft, the instruction to brace for impact is often given if the aircraft must make an emergency landing over land or water. Contents 1 Types… …   Wikipedia

  • To brace a yard — Brace Brace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bracing}.] 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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