- 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 bracelets
The solution: bracelets that serve as phone chargers, or necklaces that buzz when you receive an email or text.Wearables Hit the Runway at Fashion Week
September 11, 2014
Within a navy blue duffel bag were clattering bone-hued beads, amulets, and bracelets.China’s Blood Ivory Bazaar
June 30, 2014
The slogan is on T-shirts, bracelets, and posters found everywhere fine zombie goods are sold.The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Says Michonne’s Cute, Wouldn’t Mind a Romance
November 11, 2013
Before long I realized I was renting my own watches (bracelets), for $10 a day, and not even looking at the time.Apple’s iWatch Can’t Arrive Soon Enough
August 26, 2013
Now former bullet casings and handguns have become $375 bracelets for a cause.Cory Booker’s Murder Accessory: Turning Buyback Guns Into Jewelry
January 25, 2013
Their rings glisten on their fingers, and their bracelets on their arms.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
The Gallic chieftains were adorned with gold necklaces, bracelets, and rings.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
The latter are represented by earrings, bracelets and necklaces.The Sexual Question
"That is one purpose our bracelets serve," the instructor answered.Be It Ever Thus
Robert Moore Williams
Then Fats saw Alex with the bracelets on and turned sober in one second.Arm of the Law
- a slang name for handcuffsSee handcuff (def. 2)
- an ornamental chain worn around the arm or wrist
- an expanding metal band for a wristwatch
Word Origin and History for bracelets
mid-15c., from Old French bracelet (14c.), diminutive of bracel, from Latin bracchiale "armlet," from bracchium (see brace (n.)).