Business / Construction / Brace: An inclined piece of framing lumber applied to wall or floor to strengthen the structure. Often used on walls as temporary bracing until framing has been completed.

Other Words for Brace

Brace Noun Synonyms: bracket, stiffener, reinforcement, reinforcer, support, buttress, prop, stay, strut, truss
Brace Verb Synonyms: steady, reinforce, support, strengthen, prop or shore up

Corner Braces

Business / Construction / Corner Braces: Diagonal braces at the corners of the framed structure designed to stiffen and strengthen the wall. MORE

Cut-In Brace

Business / Construction / Cut-In Brace: Nominal 2-inch-thick members, usually 2 by 4's, cut in between each stud diagonally. MORE

Let-In Brace

Business / Construction / Let-In Brace: Nominal 1 inch-thick boards applied into notched studs diagonally. Also, an 'L' shaped, long (@ 10') metal strap that are installed by the framer at the rough stage to give support to an exterior wall MORE

Sway Brace

Business / Construction / Sway Brace: Metal straps or wood blocks installed diagonally on the inside of a wall from bottom to top plate, to prevent the wall from twisting, racking, or falling over 'domino' fashion. MORE

Drill Rod

Business / Machine Shop / Drill Rod: A term given to an annealed and polished high carbon tool steel rod usually round and centerless ground. The sizes range in round stock from .013 to 1?? inches diameter. Commercial qualities embrace w MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Senryu: The senryu is a satirical form of the haiku. The form originates in Edo with the poet Karai Senryu (1718-1790). While the haiku attempt to avoid excessive 'cleverness,' vulgarity, humor, or explicit m MORE