noun Date: 1837 any of several leather straps supporting the body of a carriage and serving as springs

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  • thoroughbrace — thorough brace n. One of several leather bands passed from front to back of a carriage, supporting it and serving as a spring.   thorʹough braced (thûrʹō brāst , thŭrʹ ) adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • thoroughbrace — thor·ough·brace …   English syllables

  • thoroughbrace — r.əˌbrās, .rəˌ noun 1. : one of several leather straps supporting the body of a carriage and serving as springs 2. : a vehicle (as a stagecoach) that is supported on thoroughbraces …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Stagecoach — For other uses, see Stagecoach (disambiguation). Stagecoach in Switzerland A stagecoach is a type of covered wagon for passengers and goods, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, usually four in hand. Widely used before the introduction of… …   Wikipedia

  • Suspension (vehicle) — Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. Suspension systems serve a dual purpose – contributing to the car s handling and braking for good active safety and driving …   Wikipedia

  • Berlin (carriage) — A Berlin (or Berline) carriage was a type of covered, fast and light, four wheeled, travelling carriage with two interior seats and a separate hooded rear seat for a footman, detached from the body. It had a distinctive two perch running gear and …   Wikipedia

  • coach — coachable, adj. coachability, n. /kohch/, n. 1. a large, horse drawn, four wheeled carriage, usually enclosed. 2. a public motorbus. 3. Railroads. See day coach. 4. Also called air coach. a class of airline travel providing less luxurious… …   Universalium

  • stage-coach — noun A horse drawn coach that runs routinely between two destinations to transport passengers and mail. Syn: stage, thoroughbrace …   Wiktionary

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