one of two marks < or > used in printing to enclose parenthetical matter, interpolations, etc.
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- angle bar,
- angle board,
- angle cleat,
- angle iron,
- angle of advance,
- angle of anomaly,
- angle of attack
Origin of angle bracket
First recorded in 1955–60
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either of a pair of brackets having the shapes < and >
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