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English definition of “brace”

brace

noun (SUPPORT)    /breɪs/
[C] (plural braces) something that connects, fastens, makes stronger, or supports: I had to wear a brace (US usually braces) for my crooked teeth when I was a teenager. He was recently fitted with a brace for his bad back.Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams braces [plural] UK (US suspenders) a pair of narrow straps that stretch from the front of the trousers over your shoulders to the back to hold them up: a pair of bracesFastening clothing and textiles US → calipersMedical dressings, supports and devices
(Definition of brace noun (SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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