braced

(adjective, verb)

adjective

1. positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger

- he stood to attention with his shoulders braced

Similar word(s): prepared

2. held up by braces or buttresses

Similar word(s): supported, buttressed

Sentences with braced as an adjective:

- three chevronels braced in base

verb

1. simple past tense and past participle of brace