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thorough brace

noun
1.
either of two strong braces or bands of leather supporting the body of a coach or other vehicle and connecting the front and back springs.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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thorough brace

noun
1.
(mainly US) either of two strong leather straps upon which the body of certain types of carriage is supported
Derived Forms
thorough-braced, adjective
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