braced
braced raced adj. held up by braces or buttresses.

Syn: buttressed. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • braced — braced; un·braced; vam·braced; …   English syllables

  • Braced — Brace Brace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bracing}.] 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • braced — adjective 1. positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger (Freq. 1) he stood to attention with his shoulders braced • Similar to: ↑prepared 2. held up by braces or buttresses • Syn: ↑buttressed • …   Useful english dictionary

  • braced — 1. adjective Having braces or similar supports. 2. noun Two figures of the same form, interlacing each other …   Wiktionary

  • braced — breɪs n. rest, prop; rope on a sailboat; pair, couple v. reinforce, strengthen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • braced frame — Carpentry. 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. Also called full frame. * * * …   Universalium

  • braced frame — noun : a building frame in which the timbers are heavy enough to be mortised and in which diagonal bracing is used compare balloon frame * * * Carpentry. a building frame employing a heavy, braced framework of solid girts mortised into solid… …   Useful english dictionary

  • braced framing — noun : the method of building that employs the braced frame …   Useful english dictionary

  • braced arch — 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. Cf. arched truss. * * * …   Universalium

  • braced arch — noun : a truss (as of steel or concrete) in the form of an arch * * * 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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