braced framing[¦brāst ′frām·iŋ]
Framing a building with post and braces for stiffness.
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braced frame, braced framing, full frame
1. The frame of a building in which the resistance to lateral forces or to frame instability is provided by diagonal bracing, K-bracing, or other type of bracing.
2. Heavy, braced wood framing for a structure which uses girts that are mortised into solid posts; the posts are full frame height, with one-story-high studs between, usually diagonally braced.
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