armlet

[ ahrm-lit ]
/ ˈɑrm lɪt /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. armipotent,
  2. armistice,
  3. armistice day,
  4. armitage,
  5. armless,
  6. armload,
  7. armlock,
  8. armoire,
  9. armor,
  10. armor plate

Origin of armlet

First recorded in 1525–35; arm1 + -let

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British Dictionary definitions for armlet

armlet

/ (ˈɑːmlɪt) /

noun

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

armlet

n.

1530s, diminutive of arm (n.1).

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