brace position

UK / US noun [singular] tourism
a position for an emergency landing of a plane, where the passenger sits bent forward with their hands behind their head

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  • Brace position — Brace position, Demonstration eines Notfalles Die in der Luftfahrt als Brace position oder auch Crash position bezeichnete Körperhaltung ist eine auf Unfälle und Notlandungen gerichtete Körperhaltung eines Flugpassagiers. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • brace position — UK US noun [singular] tourism a position for an emergency landing of a plane, where the passenger sits bent forward with their hands behind their head Thesaurus: air travel and relating to air travelhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brace position — Bracing or crash position is an instruction that can be given to prepare for a crash, such as on an aircraft, the instruction to brace for impact is often given if the aircraft must make an emergency landing over land or water. Contents 1 Types… …   Wikipedia

  • Brace — may refer to:Medical* Brace (orthopaedic), a device used to restrict or assist body movement * Back brace, a device limiting motion of the spine ** Milwaukee brace, a kind of back brace used in the treatment of spinal curvatures * Cervical collar …   Wikipedia

  • Brace — Brace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Braced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bracing}.] 1. To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brace — brace1 [brās] vt. braced, bracing [ME bracen < OFr bracer, to brace, embrace < L brachia, pl. of brachium, an arm < Gr brachiōn, arm, upper arm < brachys, short (in contrast to the longer lower arm): see MERRY] 1. to tie or bind on… …   English World dictionary

  • Brace (tool) — A brace or brace and bit is a hand tool used to drill holes, usually in wood. Pressure is applied to the top and the tool is rotated with a U shaped grip.The U shaped part is a kind of crankshaft. It gives the brace much greater torque than other …   Wikipedia

  • brace — I UK [breɪs] / US verb Word forms brace : present tense I/you/we/they brace he/she/it braces present participle bracing past tense braced past participle braced 1) [intransitive/transitive] to get ready for something unpleasant brace yourself for …   English dictionary

  • brace — brace1 [ breıs ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to get ready for something unpleasant: brace yourself for something: I braced myself for the results of my blood test. brace yourself to do something: Smith braced himself to deliver the bad… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • brace — [[t]bre͟ɪs[/t]] braces, bracing, braced (The plural form for meaning 5 is brace.) 1) VERB If you brace yourself for something unpleasant or difficult, you prepare yourself for it. [V pron refl for n] He braced himself for the icy plunge into the… …   English dictionary

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