bra

[brah]
noun
2.
Automotive Slang. a removable cover for the front end of an automobile to protect it from road debris.

Origin:
by shortening

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World English Dictionary
bra1 (brɑː)
 
n
short for brassiere

bra2 (brɑː)
 
informal (South African) another word for bro

bro, bra or bru2 (bruː)
 
n
informal (South African) a friend, often used in direct address
 
[C20: from Afrikaans broer brother]
 
bra, bra or bru2
 
n
 
[C20: from Afrikaans broer brother]
 
bru, bra or bru2
 
n
 
[C20: from Afrikaans broer brother]

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Word Origin & History

bra
by 1923, shortening of brassiere (q.v.).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
bra
brassiere
BRA
basic rate access
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