bracer

1
[ brey-ser ]
/ ˈbreɪ sər /

noun

a person or thing that braces, binds, or makes firm.
Informal. a stimulating drink, especially one of liquor.

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Origin of bracer

1
First recorded in 1570–80; brace + -er1

Definition for bracer (2 of 2)

bracer2
[ brey-ser ]
/ ˈbreɪ sər /

noun Archery.

a guard or band worn over the wrist of the bow hand to protect it from the snap of the bowstring.

Origin of bracer

2
1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French braceure, equivalent to brace arm (see brace (noun)) + -ure -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for bracer (1 of 2)

bracer1
/ (ˈbreɪsə) /

noun

a person or thing that braces
informal a tonic, esp an alcoholic drink taken as a tonic

British Dictionary definitions for bracer (2 of 2)

bracer2
/ (ˈbreɪsə) /

noun

archery fencing a leather guard worn to protect the arm

Word Origin for bracer

C14: from Old French braciere, from braz arm, from Latin bracchium arm
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