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To Splice the Main Brace (Origin)

What Is the Origin of the Saying "To Splice the Main Brace"?

To splice the main brace means to celebrate (with a drink). It is a nautical term from the time of sailing ships. Sailors who risked climbing the highest rigging (the main brace) to adjoin ropes (splicing) were rewarded with extra rum.



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