armlet

armlet

[ahrm-lit]
noun
1.
an ornamental band worn on the arm, especially a bracelet worn high on the arm, rather than on the wrist.
2.
a little inlet or arm: an armlet of the sea.

Origin:
1525–35; arm1 + -let

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armlet (ˈɑːmlɪt)
 
n
1.  a small arm, as of a lake, the sea, etc
2.  a band or bracelet worn round the arm for ornament, identification, etc
3.  a very short sleeve on a garment

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armlet

decorative band, usually of gold, silver, or other metal and sometimes featuring precious gems, worn for ornament around the arm, especially the upper arm. Armlets have been worn since ancient times: in Assyrian art, for instance, deities, monsters, and men are shown wearing armlets.

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