from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A projecting bracket of iron or bronze, having a socket and ring for holding a flagstaff, torch, or the like, and sometimes a large ring.
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As soon as the ball leaves the _mandarino's_ hand, the chief batter runs forward to meet it, and strikes it as far and high as he can, with the _bracciale_.
The balls, which are of the size of a large cricket-ball, are made of leather, and are so heavy, that, when well played, they are capable of breaking the arm, unless properly received on the _bracciale_.
a _bracciale_, or gantlet of wood, covering the hand and extending nearly up to the elbow, with which a heavy ball is beaten backwards and forwards, high into the air, from one side to the other.