Bracelet definition

brāslĭt
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Something, such as a handcuff, that resembles a wrist ornament.
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A band or chain worn around the wrist as jewelry/jewellery or an ornament.
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The strap of a wristwatch, used to secure it around the wrist.
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(historical) A piece of defensive armour for the arm.

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An ornamental band or chain encircling the wrist or arm.
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An ornamental band or chain worn around the wrist or arm.
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(slang) A handcuff.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bracelet
Plural:
bracelets

Origin of bracelet

  • Middle English from Old French diminutive of bracel armlet from Latin brācchiāle from brācchium arm brace

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French bracelet, diminutive form of bras (“arm”).

    From Wiktionary