braces braces  /b ˈreɪ səz/


  • (n) an appliance that corrects dental irregularities



  • Metal leg braces are all too familiar to the victims of such disorders as muscular dystrophy or polio.


  1. San Francisco Transit Workers Go on Strike

    San Francisco Bay Area braces for traffic snarls as transit worker strike gets under way        
    on July 1, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Retired Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler speaks out at Madison church against bullying

    LeRoy Butler might have played for the Green Bay Packers for 11 years, but being a professional athlete was a long shot for him. Born with club feet, he required braces from an early age to correct the condition. "I remember being in a wheelchair and not being able to run and jump like the other kids," Butler said Sunday during a modestly attended speech at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Isthmus

  3. 57,000 DTE customers still without power because of storms

    The number of people still without power from Thursday's storms continues to drop even as the Detroit metro area braces for another round of rough weather this afternoon.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press


  1. "With this chapter closing, I'm looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it's time to hang up my nightly suspenders [braces]," Mr King said in a memo to employees on Tuesday night US time.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Larry King Source: Financial Times

  2. "A sprained knee is a relative term, especially with the braces they have now, the technology," Starks said. "He might not be able to move as fast but, knowing Hines, I can't see him not playing. Maybe if somebody had a big tear, but to have...
    on Jan 21, 2009 By: Max Starks Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "As Florida braces for what will likely be a staggering blow to its economy, with significant impacts to our state's work force and the revenues of the state and local governments, it is essential that BP establish immediately a dedicated escrow...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Bill McCollum Source: The Northwest Florida Daily News

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