- present participle of brace
bracing (comparative more bracing, superlative most bracing)
- Invigorating or stimulating.
- 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 13
- Gaining the more open water, the bracing breeze waxed fresh; the little Moss tossed the quick foam from her bows, as a young colt his snortings.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
- The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed.
bracing (plural bracings)
- A brace.
- (US) A form of the military attention stance.