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bracer1

[brey-ser] /ˈbreɪ sər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that braces, binds, or makes firm.
2.
Informal. a stimulating drink, especially one of liquor.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; brace + -er1

bracer2

[brey-ser] /ˈbreɪ sər/
noun, Archery.
1.
a guard or band worn over the wrist of the bow hand to protect it from the snap of the bowstring.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French braceure, equivalent to brace arm (see brace (noun)) + -ure -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for bracer

bracer1

/ˈbreɪsə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that braces
2.
(informal) a tonic, esp an alcoholic drink taken as a tonic

bracer2

/ˈbreɪsə/
noun
1.
(archery, fencing) a leather guard worn to protect the arm
Word Origin
C14: from Old French braciere, from braz arm, from Latin bracchium arm
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Word Origin and History for bracer
n.

early 14c., "piece of armor protecting the arm;" 1580s, "a clamp, bind, brace," from brace (n.). Figurative sense of "that which braces the nerves" is 1740; especially of alcoholic drinks from c.1850. Related: Bracers.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bracer

bracer

noun

A drink of liquor (1820s+)


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