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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.
  • noun In archery, a wrist-guard worn over the sleeve on the left arm as a protection against the friction or the catching of the bowstring.
  • noun That which braces or stimulates the nerves; a tonic; specifically, a drink taken early in the morning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.
  • noun A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string; also, a brassart.
  • noun A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.
  • noun archery A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string.
  • noun Armor for the forearm; a brassart.
  • noun A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.

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

  • noun a tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)
  • noun a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports

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