Definitions

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

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of bracel, armlet, from Latin brācchiāle, from brācchium, arm; see brace.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras ("arm"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then I noticed he was wearing a name bracelet on his ankle.

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  • My name bracelet disappeared, my wart disappeared, and blood shot up into my left eye from the rocks flying.

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  • The date on the bracelet is my son's birthday (3-5-83).

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  • I think wearing the bracelet is a wonderful way to open up discussion about war and what it truly means to everyone involved.

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  • If you're guessing, that the old woman who gives Roxanne the bracelet is an older version of Roxanne herself (ho-hum), you're not alone.

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  • I would like to return the bracelet is his family would like to have it as a remembrance that someone cared everyday for this man.

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  • "This bracelet is a part of who I am, and I'll continue to wear it until Senior Master Sergeant Calfee is identified and comes home."

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  • They built a bond with their POW/MIA and returning the bracelet is a healing process for them, too.

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  • On this bracelet is the following information: CWO

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  • A Gothic bracelet of enamelled gold, in the centre a burnt topaz surrounded by three large brilliants; in each link composing the bracelet is a square emerald; at each extremity of the topaz forming the centre ornament are two balls of burnished gold, and two of wrought gold.

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