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bracer

1

[ brey-ser ]

noun

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


bracer

2

[ brey-ser ]

noun

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

bracer

1

/ ˈbreɪsə /

noun

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


bracer

2

/ ˈbreɪsə /

noun

  1. archery fencing a leather guard worn to protect the arm

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bracer1

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

Origin of bracer2

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French braceure, equivalent to brace arm ( brace (noun)) + -ure -ure

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bracer1

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

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Example Sentences

That experience was the greatest bracer I had ever had in my life.

Bracer: a leathern defence for the arm: a similar shield is now worn in archery.

I wanted a bracer badly, I can tell you, for we had participated in a very strenuous evening.

At length Connery steered him into a saloon for medicine and bought him a stiff bracer of whisky and vermouth.

Celerina belongs to what Samuel Hopkins Adams calls the bracer type of nostrum.

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