thorough brace

thorough brace

n.
One of several leather bands passed from front to back of a carriage, supporting it and serving as a spring.

thor′ough-braced′ adj.

thorough brace

n
1. US either of two strong leather straps upon which the body of certain types of carriage is supported
ˈthorough-ˌbraced adj
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Ed Heimann, of Lincoln, N.M., sits high atop a shiny-red stagecoach--a replica of a 1850s model with a leather thorough brace. It seats six passengers, who experience the often bumpy and uncomfortable ride of the Old West's most common mode of transportation.