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Law the suspension of a judicial proceeding, etc.
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In a structure, a tensile member which holds other members of the structure rigidly in position.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Anything that stiffens or helps to maintain a frame or other structure, as a strut or brace.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.