from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Zoology Having arms or armlike appendages.
- intransitive v. To move by swinging with the arms from one hold to another, as certain apes do.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having decussate branches.
- v. To move like a brachiator; to swing from branch to branch, advance by brachiation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having branches in pairs, decussated, all nearly horizontal, and each pair at right angles with the next, as in the maple and lilac.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having widely spreading branches arranged in alternate pairs, or decussate; furnished with brachia.
- In zoology: Having brachia of any kind; brachiferous. Specifically, of or pertaining to the Brachiata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having arms or armlike appendages
- v. swing from one hold to the next
- adj. having widely spreading paired branches
Latin brācchiātus, from brācchium, arm. V., from New Latin brāchiāre, brāchiāt-, from brācchium; see brachium.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin brachiatus, from brachium ‘arm, branch’. (Wiktionary)
Back-formation from brachiator. (Wiktionary)