bracelet

[breys-lit]
noun
1.
an ornamental band or circlet for the wrist or arm or, sometimes, for the ankle.
2.
bracelets, Slang. a pair of handcuffs.
3.
Furniture. collar ( def 13 ).

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French; Old French bracel (< Latin brāchiāle, noun use of neuter of brāchiālis brachial) + -et -et

braceleted, adjective
unbraceleted, adjective
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bracelet (ˈbreɪslɪt)
 
n
1.  an ornamental chain worn around the arm or wrist
2.  an expanding metal band for a wristwatch
 
Related: armillary
 
[C15: from Old French, from bracel, literally: a little arm, from Latin bracchium arm; see brace]

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Word Origin & History

bracelet
mid-15c., from O.Fr. bracelet (14c.), dim. of bracel, from L. bracchiale "armlet," from bracchium (see brace).
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Bracelet definition


(1.) Anklets (Num. 31:50; 2 Sam. 1:10), and with reference to men. (2.) The rendering of a Hebrew word meaning fasteners, found in Gen. 24:22, 30, 47. (3.) In Isa. 3:19, the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning chains, i.e., twisted or chain-like bracelets. (4.) In Ex. 35:22 it designates properly a clasp for fastening the dress of females. Some interpret it as a nose-ring. (5.) In Gen. 38:18, 25, the rendering of a Hebrew word meaning "thread," and may denote the ornamental cord with which the signet was suspended from the neck of the wearer. Bracelets were worn by men as well as by women (Cant. 5:14, R.V.). They were of many various forms. The weight of those presented by Eliezer to Rebekah was ten shekels (Gen. 24:22).

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Example sentences
The children's jewelry was sold in a variety of sets that contained necklace,
  bracelet and earring or ring combinations.
Touch type on an imaginary keyboard in the air by waving your fingers through
  the bracelet's infrared lights.
One way around the problem is to wear an alarm bracelet that detects when
  something is wrong and calls an ambulance.
Gangsters are closely monitored with an electronic bracelet, and their
  tell-tale tattoos are photographed upon release.
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