a triangular piece of wood used for propping up scenery from behind.
something that holds parts together or in place, as a clasp or clamp. anything that imparts rigidity or steadiness. Also called bitbrace, bitstock. Machinery. a device for holding and turning a bit for boring or drilling. Building Trades. a piece of timber, metal, etc., for supporting or positioning another piece or portion of a framework. […]
an arch of steel, timber, etc., having a trusslike framework maintaining rigidity under a variety of eccentric loads: a true arch because it is fixed or tied at both sides of the base.
a building frame employing a heavy, braced framework of solid girts mortised into solid posts the full height of the frame, with studs one story high filling the interstices.
an ornamental band or circlet for the wrist or arm or, sometimes, for the ankle. bracelets, Slang. a pair of handcuffs. Furniture. collar (def 13). Contemporary Examples A Girl Triumphs Over an Unspeakable Crime Gayle Tzemach Lemmon July 26, 2010 ‘Sunset, Istanbul Style’: Staten Island Woman Sarai Sierra Murdered Mike Giglio February 2, 2013 11 […]