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Meaning of BRACING

Pronunciation:  'breysing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a structural member used to stiffen a framework
  2. [adj]  imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"

BRACING is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: brace, brisk, energising, energizing, fresh, invigorating, refreshful, refreshing, tonic
 See Also: crosspiece, crosstie, frame, framework, framing, gusset, gusset plate, guy, guy cable, guy rope, railroad tie, reinforcement, sleeper, stay, strengthener, stringer, structural member, strut, tie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bra"cing\, a.
    Imparting strength or tone; strengthening; invigorating; as,
    a bracing north wind.
  2. \Bra"cing\, n.
    1. The act of strengthening, supporting, or propping, with a
       brace or braces; the state of being braced.
    2. (Engin.) Any system of braces; braces, collectively; as,
       the bracing of a truss.
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