Definition of splice the main brace in English:

splice the main brace

phrase

British
historical
  • (in the navy) serve out an extra tot of rum.

    • ‘Time to splice the main brace and do what we Brits do best, battle the French.’
    • ‘Lunch is also special with turkey on the menu and the whole camp again spliced the main brace at eleven thirty and again at half past two.’
    • ‘They secured the engine after twenty seconds and spliced the main brace in celebration.’
    • ‘Let us splice the main brace to steel the men before battle.’
    • ‘Today, to say to a friend, ‘Let's splice the main brace!’’