Definition of Thoroughbrace

1. n. A leather strap supporting the body of a carriage, and attached to springs, or serving as a spring. See Illust. of Chaise.



Definition of Thoroughbrace

1. Noun. (dated) A leather strap supporting the body of a carriage, and attached to springs or serving as a spring itself. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thoroughbrace

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thoroughbrace

thorogummite
thoroly
thoron
thoronol
thorons
thorosteenstrupine
thorotrast
thorough
thorough-girt
thorough-going
thorough-pin
thorough-stitch
thoroughbrace (current term)
thoroughbraces
thoroughbred
thoroughbred race
thoroughbred racing
thoroughbreds
thorougher
thoroughest
thoroughfare
thoroughfares
thoroughgo
thoroughgoing
thoroughgoing(a)
thoroughly
thoroughness

Literary usage of Thoroughbrace

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"I said to myself: "Now, a thoroughbrace is probably part of a horse; and doubtless a vital part ... Now, what can be the thoroughbrace of a horse, I wonder? ..."

2. The Writings of Mark Twain by Mark Twain (1899)
"But presently, by the sounds, there seemed to be an examination going on, and then the driver's voice said: " By George, the thoroughbrace is broke! ..."

3. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Virgil, Charles Anthon, C. Knipe, New York (State). Banking Dept, Emerson Willard Keyes, Mark Twain, Claire Giannini Hoffman (1899)
"But presently, by the sounds, there seemed to be an examination going on, and then the driver's voice said: " By George, the thoroughbrace is broke! ..."

4. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1906)
"But presently, by the sounds, there seemed to be an examination going on, and then the driver's voice said: " By George, the thoroughbrace is broke! ..."

5. Travels at Home by Mark Twain (1910)
"Now, what can be the thoroughbrace of a horse, I wonder ? ... thoroughbrace is broke." We climbed out into a chill drizzle, and felt ever so homeless and ..."

6. Roughing it by Mark Twain (1913)
"what can be the thoroughbrace of a horse, I wonder? Well, whatever comes, I shall not air my ignorance in this crowd, anyway." Just then the conductor's ..."

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