braces

braces
n. network of wires placed on teeth to straighten them; pair of written symbols that resemble curly brackets " "; suspenders (British) breɪs n. rest, prop; rope on a sailboat; pair, couple v. reinforce, strengthen

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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Synonyms:
, / (on which a carriage rests)


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  • braces — noun a) A device for straightening teeth. Susy has to go to the dentist to see if she needs braces. b) handcuffs Yup, we put that dastardly villain in braces. Syn: retainer, manacles, bracket …   Wiktionary

  • braces — noun an appliance that corrects dental irregularities • Syn: ↑brace, ↑orthodontic braces • Hypernyms: ↑dental appliance * * * braces suspenders: see brace n.2 9 b …   Useful english dictionary

  • braces — Скобки (Square brackets, Parantheses, Angle brackets, Braces)     Парные знаки препинания. Бывают квадратные, круглые, угловые (ломаные), фигурные (парантезы). Применяются в формульном наборе и для выделений в тексте …   Шрифтовая терминология

  • Braces (sailing) — The braces on a square rigged ship are lines used to rotate the yards around the mast, to allow the ship to sail at different angles to the wind.The braces are fixed to the outer ends of the yards, and are led to the deck as far aft as possible.… …   Wikipedia

  • braces — Colloquialism for orthodontic appliances …   Medical dictionary

  • braces — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) suspenders …   English dialects glossary

  • braces — (BE) see suspenders * * * (BE) see suspenders …   Combinatory dictionary

  • braces — suspenders …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • braces — The characters { and } …   Dictionary of telecommunications

  • braces — Brit. a pair of straps passing over the shoulders and fastening to the top of trousers at the front and back to hold them up. → brace …   English new terms dictionary

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