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angle bracket

noun
1.
one of two marks < or > used in printing to enclose parenthetical matter, interpolations, etc.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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Examples from the web for angle bracket
  • Secure the studded angle bracket to the structure behind the brick façade vi.
  • However, a simple right angle bracket permits mounting them from a horizontal surface such as the bottom slab of a box girder.
  • The top rail of the stationary panel is secured to the frame with an angle bracket and screws.
  • Location elements are added following an angle bracket.
  • Each angle bracket was machined from a single piece of aluminum and had a center web to provide rigidity.
British Dictionary definitions for angle bracket

angle bracket

noun
1.
either of a pair of brackets having the shapes < and >
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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angle bracket in Technology

character
Either of the characters "<" (less-than, ASCII 60) and ">" (greater-than, ASCII 62). Typographers in the Real World use angle brackets which are either taller and slimmer (the ISO "Bra" and "Ket" characters), or significantly smaller (single or double guillemets) than the less-than and greater-than signs.
See broket.
(1995-11-24)

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