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Definition: Angle brace
([a^][ng]"g'l), n. [F. angle, L. angulus angle,
corner; akin to uncus hook, Gr. 'agky`los bent, crooked,
angular, 'a`gkos a bend or hollow, AS. angel hook, fish-hook,
G. angel, and F. anchor.]
1. The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a
corner; a nook.
Into the utmost angle of the world. --Spenser.
To search the tenderest angles of the heart.
(a) The figure made by. two lines which meet.
(b) The difference of direction of two lines. In the lines
meet, the point of meeting is the vertex of the angle.
3. A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment.
Though but an angle reached him of the stone.
4. (Astrol.) A name given to four of the twelve astrological
5. [AS. angel.] A fishhook; tackle for catching fish,
consisting of a line, hook, and bait, with or without a
Give me mine angle: we 'll to the river there.
A fisher next his trembling angle bears. --Pope.
, one less than a right angle, or less than
or Contiguous angles
, such as have one leg
common to both angles.
. See Alternate
(a) (Carp.) An upright bar at the angle where two faces of
a polygonal or bay window meet. --Knight.
(b) (Mach.) Same as Angle iron
(Arch.), a bead worked on or fixed to the angle
of any architectural work, esp. for protecting an angle of
, Angle tie
(Carp.), a brace across an
interior angle of a wooden frame, forming the hypothenuse
and securing the two side pieces together. --Knight.
(Mach.), a rolled bar or plate of iron having
one or more angles, used for forming the corners, or
connecting or sustaining the sides of an iron structure to
which it is riveted.
(Arch.), a detail in the form of a leaf, more or
less conventionalized, used to decorate and sometimes to
strengthen an angle.
, an instrument for measuring angles, esp. for
ascertaining the dip of strata.
(Arch.), an enriched angle bead, often having a
capital or base, or both.
, one formed by two curved lines.
, angles formed by the sides of any
right-lined figure, when the sides are produced or
. See under Facial
, those which are within any right-lined
, one formed by a right line with a curved
, one acute or obtuse, in opposition to a
, one greater than a right angle, or more than
. See under Optic
or Right-lined angle
, one formed by two right
, one formed by a right line falling on another
perpendicularly, or an angle of 90[deg] (measured by a
, the figure formed by the meeting of three or
more plane angles at one point.
, one made by the meeting of two arcs of
great circles, which mutually cut one another on the
surface of a globe or sphere.
, the angle formed by two rays of light, or two
straight lines drawn from the extreme points of an object
to the center of the eye.
For Angles of commutation
, n. [OF. brace, brasse, the two arms, embrace,
fathom, F. brasse fathom, fr. L. bracchia the arms (stretched
out), pl. of bracchium arm; cf. Gr. ?.]
1. That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a
bandage or a prop.
2. A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining
tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
The little bones of the ear drum do in straining and
relaxing it as the braces of the war drum do in
3. The state of being braced or tight; tension.
The laxness of the tympanum, when it has lost its
brace or tension. --Holder.
4. (Arch. & Engin.) A piece of material used to transmit, or
change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of
the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the
structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or
as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the
structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler
brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the
5. (Print.) A vertical curved line connecting two or more
words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus,
boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves.
6. (Naut.) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a
yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a
7. (Mech.) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for
holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
8. A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied
to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt. “A
brace of greyhounds.”
He is said to have shot . . . fifty brace of
A brace of brethren, both bishops, both eminent for
learning and religion, now appeared in the church.
But you, my brace of lords. --Shak.
9. pl. Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
I embroidered for you a beautiful pair of braces.
10. Harness; warlike preparation. [Obs.]
For that it stands not in such warlike brace.
11. Armor for the arm; vantbrace.
12. (Mining) The mouth of a shaft. [Cornwall]
. See under Angle