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bracelet

[breys-lit] /ˈbreɪs lɪt/
noun
1.
an ornamental band or circlet for the wrist or arm or, sometimes, for the ankle.
2.
bracelets, Slang. a pair of handcuffs.
3.
Furniture. collar (def 13).
Origin of bracelet
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French; Old French bracel (< Latin brāchiāle, noun use of neuter of brāchiālis brachial) + -et -et
Related forms
braceleted, adjective
unbraceleted, adjective
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Examples from the Web for bracelet
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  • 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 Sarah Bernhardt
  • Do you remember anything of the kind—such as a bracelet now, for instance?'

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • You must suppress your gratitude, and endeavour to forget my forbearance in the matter of the bracelet.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • I promise that I will seek for no note, nor spy out any ring or bracelet.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
British Dictionary definitions for bracelet

bracelet

/ˈbreɪslɪt/
noun
1.
an ornamental chain worn around the arm or wrist
2.
an expanding metal band for a wristwatch
related
adjective armillary
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from bracel, literally: a little arm, from Latin bracchium arm; see brace
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Word Origin and History for bracelet
n.

mid-15c., from Old French bracelet (14c.), diminutive of bracel, from Latin bracchiale "armlet," from bracchium (see brace (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bracelet

bracelet

noun

A radio transmitter in a band fitting on the ankle and emitting signals so that the whereabouts of the wearer may be monitored: drug dealer was released on the condition that he wear an ankle bracelet (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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