Definitions

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  • noun dated A leather strap supporting the body of a carriage, and attached to springs or serving as a spring itself.

Etymologies

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thorough +‎ brace

Examples

  • A little before that hour, Thomas drove Ponkus on to the track, in an old "thoroughbrace" wagon.

    When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine

  • When I found that the thing they called a "thoroughbrace" was the massive combination of belts and springs which the coach rocks itself in, I said to the driver:

    Roughing It, Part 1.

  • When I found that the thing they called a "thoroughbrace" was the massive combination of belts and springs which the coach rocks itself in, I said to the driver:

    Roughing It

  • When I found that the thing they called a "thoroughbrace" was the massive combination of belts and springs which the coach rocks itself in, I said to the driver:

    Roughing It

  • The thoroughbrace coach, tugging up the steep grade, would announce itself with a triumphant blast of the horn.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The thoroughbrace coach, tugging up the steep grade, would announce itself with a triumphant blast of the horn.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The second day out, midway between two stations, the Concord's thoroughbrace had broken.

    Moon Shadow

  • Now, what can be the thoroughbrace of a horse, I wonder?

    Roughing It, Part 1.

  • When they had mended the thoroughbrace we filled the two boots again, but put no mail on top, and only half as much inside as there was before.

    Roughing It, Part 1.

  • When they had mended the thoroughbrace we filled the two boots again, but put no mail on top, and only half as much inside as there was before.

    Roughing It

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