Definition of brace and bit in US English:

brace and bit


  • A revolving tool with a D-shaped crank handle for boring.

    • ‘A further development was to use a brace and bit to ream out (as bone dust) burr holes about 1 cm in diameter.’
    • ‘We did because we had some very capable fellows with the screwdrivers and brace and bit.’
    • ‘The trepanning brace and bit here would make any carpenter envious.’
    • ‘Also included were all the woodworking tools needed (augers, chisels, gouges, taper bits, brace and bits, planes and irons, etc.) to make wheels.’


brace and bit

/breɪs ænd/