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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To brace in opposite directions.
  • v. To brace in such a way that opposite strains are resisted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The brace of the fore-topsail on the leeward side of a vessel.
  • A brace, in a framed structure, which resists a strain of a character opposite to that which a main brace is designed to receive.
  • adj. See Counter brace, in Vocabulary.
  • transitive v. To brace in opposite directions.
  • transitive v. To brace in such a way that opposite strains are resisted; to apply counter braces to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nautical, to brace in opposite directions: as, to counterbrace the yards (that is, to brace the head-yards one way and the after-yards another, as while under way, for the purpose of checking headway or heaving to).
  • n. Nautical, the lee brace of the foretopsail-yard.
  • n. In a frame, a brace which transmits a strain in an opposite direction from a main brace.

Etymologies

counter- +‎ brace (Wiktionary)

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