To splice the main brace - definition of To splice the main brace by The Free Dictionary
To splice the main brace
|(Naut.) ||to give out, or drink, an extra allowance of spirits on occasion of special exposure to wet or cold, or to severe fatigue; hence, to take a dram.|
See also: Splice
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Not that there was time to splice the main brace
("We're not allowed to now anyway" admits Cdr Williams), the ship was immediately tasked to hunt down Saif al-Islam, Gaddafi's son, who reportedly fled via the sea.