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[breys-lit] /ˈbreɪs lɪt/
an ornamental band or circlet for the wrist or arm or, sometimes, for the ankle.
bracelets, Slang. a pair of handcuffs.
Furniture. collar (def 13).
Origin of bracelet
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Middle French; Old French bracel (< Latin brāchiāle, noun use of neuter of brāchiālis brachial) + -et -et
Related forms
braceleted, adjective
unbraceleted, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bracelet
  • 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.
  • The next thing to catch her eye was a bracelet, hanging from one of the chandeliers.
  • She's given a case number, a bracelet, a hospital gown.
  • He wears a dense gold watch and opal cufflinks and a slinky bracelet made of medieval crosses and diamonds.
  • For the first year, he had to wear an ankle bracelet and was allowed to leave home only for work.
  • Some ornaments are striking: a bracelet made of hippo bone and another of ostrich and warthog-tusk beads.
  • Above her left patent sandal is that era-appropriate accessory, the ankle bracelet.
British Dictionary definitions for bracelet


an ornamental chain worn around the arm or wrist
an expanding metal band for a wristwatch
adjective armillary
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from bracel, literally: a little arm, from Latin bracchium arm; see brace
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Word Origin and History for bracelet

mid-15c., from Old French bracelet (14c.), diminutive of bracel, from Latin bracchiale "armlet," from bracchium (see brace (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bracelet



A radio transmitter in a band fitting on the ankle and emitting signals so that the whereabouts of the wearer may be monitored: drug dealer was released on the condition that he wear an ankle bracelet (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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bracelet in the Bible

(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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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