- an ornamental band or circlet for the wrist or arm or, sometimes, for the ankle.
- bracelets, Slang. a pair of handcuffs.
- Furniture. collar(def 13).
Origin of bracelet
Examples from the Web for bracelet
Sierra was reportedly fully clothed with her earrings and bracelet intact.‘Sunset, Istanbul Style’: Staten Island Woman Sarai Sierra Murdered
February 3, 2013
Then Elizabeth found the bracelet, which had been where it was supposed to be the whole time.11 Revelations From Salman Rushdie’s Memoir, ‘Joseph Anton’
The Daily Beast
September 18, 2012
She was still recovering her verbal faculties, but she was able to answer when he asked about a bracelet he saw on her wrist.Exclusive Photo: Gabrielle Giffords’s Navy SEAL Skydive
February 27, 2012
The 18k gold earrings, bracelet, chain and ring my parents had given me a few days before glittered.My Vanished Liberia
October 7, 2011
With the bracelet in his hands, he said the words represented to him “a light at the end of this dark tunnel.”Amanda’s Final Plea
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 3, 2011
Will you give us each a bracelet of brass as well as the rifles?The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
I lost this bracelet at the house of the rich nabob, Alfred Sassoon.My Double Life
Do you remember anything of the kind—such as a bracelet now, for instance?'
You must suppress your gratitude, and endeavour to forget my forbearance in the matter of the bracelet.
I promise that I will seek for no note, nor spy out any ring or bracelet.The First Violin
- an ornamental chain worn around the arm or wrist
- an expanding metal band for a wristwatch
Word Origin and History for bracelet
mid-15c., from Old French bracelet (14c.), diminutive of bracel, from Latin bracchiale "armlet," from bracchium (see brace (n.)).