back brace

noun
a brace worn to support the back (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑brace

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Brace — may refer to:Medical* Brace (orthopaedic), a device used to restrict or assist body movement * Back brace, a device limiting motion of the spine ** Milwaukee brace, a kind of back brace used in the treatment of spinal curvatures * Cervical collar …   Wikipedia

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  • Brace position — Bracing or crash position is an instruction that can be given to prepare for a crash, such as on an aircraft, the instruction to brace for impact is often given if the aircraft must make an emergency landing over land or water. Contents 1 Types… …   Wikipedia

  • brace — I UK [breɪs] / US verb Word forms brace : present tense I/you/we/they brace he/she/it braces present participle bracing past tense braced past participle braced 1) [intransitive/transitive] to get ready for something unpleasant brace yourself for …   English dictionary

  • brace — [[t]bre͟ɪs[/t]] braces, bracing, braced (The plural form for meaning 5 is brace.) 1) VERB If you brace yourself for something unpleasant or difficult, you prepare yourself for it. [V pron refl for n] He braced himself for the icy plunge into the… …   English dictionary

  • brace — brace1 [ breıs ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to get ready for something unpleasant: brace yourself for something: I braced myself for the results of my blood test. brace yourself to do something: Smith braced himself to deliver the bad… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brace — /brays/, n., v., braced, bracing. n. 1. something that holds parts together or in place, as a clasp or clamp. 2. anything that imparts rigidity or steadiness. 3. Also called bitbrace, bitstock. Mach. a device for holding and turning a bit for… …   Universalium

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