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mainbrace

Nautical a brace attached to the main yard
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"Her Majesty sends all officers, ratings and other ranks of the naval service her good wishes and has graciously given her approval to splice the mainbrace."
After a gap of four years, Captain Jack Sparrow is back hoisting the Jolly Roger and splicing the mainbrace.
carriers to Norwegian coastal waters prior to these had been in the NATO exercise MAINBRACE in 1952, when USS Midway (CVB 41) and USS Franklin D.
Every evening we would splice the mainbrace, with Doc's cocktail the size of a powder keg, and the pirate-isms would fly again.
BRUTAL: Pirates' weapons; SPLICE THE MAINBRACE: Malcolm and Lindy at sea; ANDREW CHANTPICTURES
"Actually, it was four because, being endlessly polite, he had to offer the driver a glass too, and, pulling out the cork, he shouted: 'Splice the mainbrace'!
Instead, Cathy had to stack her victuals, splice her mainbrace and start the engine for a round-Britain voyage aboard the former River Weaver Navigation maintenance tug, France-Hayhurst.
Words and phrases such as 'brightwork', 'lazy jack' and the sailor's favourite 'splice the mainbrace' are all defined and explained in the "Naval Terms" edition (which is pictured)--thankfully, as the tongue of the sailor is a language in its own right.
One tradition which is still observed is when the signal "Splice the Mainbrace" is flashed from Buckingham Palace to the fleet, which entitles every man, and probably now women, to a special tot.
SPLICE the mainbrace and pull up the anchor as swashbuckling panto Robinson Crusoe sails into Birmingham Hippodrome for a sparkling season of comedy, mayhem and plenty of special effects.