bitstock


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bit·stock

 (bĭt′stŏk′)
n.
A handle used to secure and turn a drilling or boring bit; a brace.

bitstock

(ˈbɪtˌstɒk)
n
(Tools) the handle or stock of a tool into which a drilling bit is fixed

brace

(breɪs)

n., v. braced, brac•ing. n.
1. something that holds parts together or in place, as a clasp or clamp.
2. anything that imparts rigidity or steadiness.
3. a device for holding and turning a bit for boring or drilling; bitstock.
4. a piece of timber, metal, etc., for supporting or positioning another part of a framework.
5. (on a square-rigged ship) a rope by which a yard is swung about and secured horizontally.
6. Usu., braces. an oral appliance consisting generally of wires or bands, used to correct misalignment of the teeth and jaws by exerting pressure on the teeth and their supporting structures.
7. an orthopedic appliance for supporting a weak joint or joints.
8. braces, Chiefly Brit. suspender (def. 1).
9. a pair; couple: a brace of grouse.
10.
a. one of two characters {or} used to enclose words or lines to be considered together.
11. a printed brace connecting musical staves.
12. a protective band for the wrist or lower arm, esp. a bracer.
13. Mil. a position of attention with exaggeratedly stiff posture.
v.t.
14. to furnish, fasten, or strengthen with or as if with a brace.
15. to steady (oneself), as against a shock.
16. to make tight; increase the tension of.
17. to act as a stimulant to.
18. to swing or turn around (the yards of a ship) by means of the braces.
19. brace up, Informal. to summon up one's courage; become resolute.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French: pair of arms < Latin brācchia, pl. of brācchium arm < Greek; see brachium]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bitstock - a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boringbitstock - a carpenter's tool having a crank handle for turning and a socket to hold a bit for boring
brace and bit - a drill consisting of a bit and a brace to hold and turn it
stock - the handle end of some implements or tools; "he grabbed the cue by the stock"
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