Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
either of a pair of leather straps supporting the body of a coach or other horse-drawn vehicle and often serving as springs
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
One of several leather bands passed from front to back of a carriage, supporting it and serving as a spring.
- thorˈough-bracedˌ adjective