Synonyms for bracer

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I do not need a bracer to get me going or a hooker to keep me under way.

Her optimism was the best sort of bracer for the captain's failing courage.

The whisky came and he drank it, feeling that he needed a bracer.

Anxiety dreams may play the part of a bracer and tonic in subjects of that type.

Twice Tim Crapsey insisted upon it that he must have a “bracer” from the flask.

Bert used to say that glimpse of Emmy "was a bracer for the whole day."

He told himself that he must have a "bracer" to steady his nerves.

When not in use keep them in your pocket or strung on the strap of your bracer.

The principle, however, remains unshaken that singing in a correct way is the greatest possible "bracer."

After tossing down my second bracer, I said: “Well, Mr. Merritt, how do you feel about your bet now?”

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "piece of armor protecting the arm;" 1580s, "a clamp, bind, brace," from brace (n.). Figurative sense of "that which braces the nerves" is 1740; especially of alcoholic drinks from c.1850. Related: Bracers.

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