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

First recorded in 1525–35; arm1 + -let Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for armlet

ornament, trinket, bangle, manacle, circlet, wristlet, armlet

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British Dictionary definitions for armlet



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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