- a band worn around the wrist, especially to protect it from cold.
- a bracelet.
- Slang. a handcuff.
Origin of wristlet
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Examples from the Web for wristlet
She would have loved to see such a wristlet sagging down to her hand.Mary, Mary
He had Alec's wristlet watch, but no attempt had been made to dry the things.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge
Percy F. Westerman
A wristlet of wood, bone, or leather was worn when the bow and arrows were used.Dress design
Platoon commanders fidgeting with their wristlet watches that seem to tick off the minutes so slowly.
The men of the last group were now looking anxiously at their wristlet watches, which had been carefully synchronized.
- a band or bracelet worn around the wrist
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