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counterbrace

[koun-ter-breys] /ˈkaʊn tərˌbreɪs/
noun, Engineering, Building Trades.
1.
a web member of a truss subject to tension or compression under varying conditions.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; counter- + brace
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