Definitions

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  • n. Salt or brackish water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An opening caused by the parting of any solid body; a crack or breach; a flaw.
  • n. Salt or brackish water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To break.
  • To inspect and assort (produce, etc.) at the Baltic ports by sworn selectors.
  • n. A break or opening in anything; a breach; a rent.
  • n. A flaw; a defect; an imperfection.
  • n. A broken part; a piece.
  • n. Brackish water; salt water.
  • n. A kind of harrow.
  • n. A long-established system of official inspection and assorting of produce and other goods at the Baltic seaports.

Etymologies

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Middle Dutch brac.

Examples

  • Excerpts or arti­cles behind sub­scrip­tion walls are in brack­ets (I’m not sure if all the Atlantic arti­cles I brack­eted are actu­ally behind sub­scrip­tion walls; but I fig­ured it was safer to assume, so try them even if you’re not a subscriber.)

    2005 National Mag Award Finalists « Snarkmarket

  • The two-thirds that remained were survivors; they'd learned to sail, they'd learned to pursue the slow-moving turtles and the so-called brack-whales of the southern coast inlets and lagoons.

    Ship Of Magic

  • As he spoke, the powerful rotors of two U.S. military helicopters thumped in the distance, and a deliveryman arrived with another truckload of spiced Irish fruitbread, called brack, rebranded "Barack's Brack" for this month and bearing a cartoon portrait of the president.

    NPR Topics: News

  • They also baked a special round fruitcake, locally called a "brack," to sell for the occasion - with Obama's picture on the wrapping.

    seMissourian.com Headlines

  • I loved hearing my rich family members complaining about being in a higher tax brack their because of all of the money mommy and daddy gave them.

    Bush: An asset or a liability for McCain?

  • He said and I quote, “I no pray funny brack man, but Peking Duck cameo no plobrem.”

    EDDIE MURPHY PLAYING RICHARD PRYOR IN BIOPIC, IS IT SOMETHING I SAID

  • Also the fact of brack to school marking milestones in their lives.

    Staying

  • Everybody knows there needs to be a brack (ph), which means a commission that meets, that respected, they're bipartisan and they come out with a plan to fix them both, these entitlement systems.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2009

  • October 28th, 2008 7:18 pm ET brb don8in sum moniez 2 brack obama 4 prez!

    Beat 360° 10/28/08

  • A feminine strand - Earl Grey and barm-brack by the open fire, Joni Mitchell on the stereo.

    Pointy Heads

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