- 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, 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