the hull, as distinguished from the rest of a ship.
language MAcro ImplementatioN of SNOBOL4. (1997-09-14)
/ˈmeɪnˌbreɪs/ noun 1. (nautical) a brace attached to the main yard
noun, Nautical. 1. a brace leading to a main yard. Related Terms splice the main brace
noun 1. an opportunity offering the greatest gain: Being ambitious, he always had an eye for the main chance.