- an ornamental band worn on the arm, especially a bracelet worn high on the arm, rather than on the wrist.
- a little inlet or arm: an armlet of the sea.
Origin of armlet
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Examples from the Web for armlet
The armlet struck the Triton on the head and he sank down dead.
Notscha laughed and said: “And there he has gone and made my armlet bloody!”
And he once more sat down on a stone, in order to wash his armlet.
I wore my badge and my armlet when I was on duty and sometimes when I was not.
The armlet he sent as a present to the Queen, and the bracelet to the Princess.The Book of Romance
- a small arm, as of a lake, the sea, etc
- a band or bracelet worn round the arm for ornament, identification, etc
- a very short sleeve on a garment
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Word Origin and History for armlet
1530s, diminutive of arm (n.1).
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