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Brace(s) or bracing may refer to:


  • Orthopaedic brace, 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
      • Boston brace, a kind of back brace used in the treatment of spinal curvatures
    • Cervical collar, also called a neck brace, used to restrict neck movement
  • Dental braces, a device used to reposition teeth

Construction and industrial arts

  • Brace (tool), a hand tool for drilling holes, also known as a bit brace
  • Brace (theatre), a stabilizer for a piece of scenery
  • A reinforcement used in architecture, such as in timber framing
  • Wheel brace, aka lug wrench, used to remove nuts or bolts holding wheels to a vehicle
  • Aircraft bracing, struts and wires which stiffen and strengthen the airframe
  • Cross brace, a cross-beam connecting between arches that is meant to add rigidity to the construction of mining tunnels
  • Cross bracing, a system utilized to reinforce building structures in which diagonal supports intersect
  • Guy-wire, a tensioned cable designed to add stability to a free-standing structure


  • Brace (surname)
  • Brace Arquiza (born 2000), Filipino actor, model, dancer and singer
  • Brace Belden (born 1989), American leftist


  • Brace Brook, tributary of the Lackawanna River in Pennsylvania
  • Brace Farm, historic home and farm in New York
  • Brace Hill, mountain located in the Catskill Mountains
  • Brace Mountain, the peak of a ridge in the southern Taconic Mountains
  • Braces Point, northeast point of Vindication Island, South Sandwich Islands
  • Meole Brace, suburb of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England


  • Brace position, a body stance used to prepare for a crash
  • Military brace, a body posture primarily used in military schools


  • Brace (music), connecting two staves
  • Guitar bracing, internal reinforcements of a classical or acoustic guitar
  • Brace (album), a 2016 album by Birds of Tokyo
    • "Brace" (song), the album's title song
  • Brace (singer) (born 1986), Dutch singer
  • DJ Brace (born 1980),DJ and producer


  • Brace (sports), a term meaning "scoring twice in a game" in a number of sports (cf., hat-trick)
  • Brace (MMA), MMA organization

Other meanings

  • Brace (armor), a shortened form of vambrace
  • Braces (clothing), elastic fabric straps used to support trousers (known in American English as suspenders)
  • Brace (sailing), the lines used to rotate the yards around the mast
  • Braces (punctuation), the "{" and "}" symbols, i.e., "curly brackets"
    • Curly bracket programming language, a programming language that uses braces
    • Bracing style, a type of indent style used in computer programming
  • "Braces" (Care Bears episode), an episode of Care Bears

See also

  • Bracer, a strap or sheath used in archery
  • Bracket (disambiguation)
  • BRAC (disambiguation)
  • Support (disambiguation)
  • All pages beginning with "Brace"
  • All pages with titles containing "Brace"
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