from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An ornamental band or chain encircling the wrist or arm.
  • n. Something, such as a handcuff, that resembles a wrist ornament.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A band or chain worn around the wrist as jewelry/jewellery or an ornament.
  • n. The strap of a wristwatch, used to secure it around the wrist.
  • n. A piece of defensive armour for the arm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ornamental band or ring, for the wrist or the arm; in modern times, an ornament encircling the wrist, worn by women or girls.
  • n. A piece of defensive armor for the arm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ornamental band, ring, or clasped chain for the wrist, now worn mostly by women.
  • n. Humorously, a shackle for the wrist; a handcuff.
  • n. A piece of armor, whether the lower part of the brassart or the wrist-piece of the gauntlet (which see).
  • n. In palmistry, a mark across the inside of the wrist, single, double, or triple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a band of cloth or leather or metal links attached to a wristwatch and wrapped around the wrist
  • n. jewelry worn around the wrist for decoration


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of bracel, armlet, from Latin brācchiāle, from brācchium, arm; see brace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras ("arm").


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