"While Japan Burns, Obama Fills Out His bracket," said a National Review headline on a Jim Geraghty story.
Do you fill out one bracket or different brackets for each pool?
Surfers are arranged in head-to-head matchups in a bracket system, and advance with each heat win.
I would put the creators and producers of all TV-reality shows in the 90 percent bracket.
But we must also accept that the days of automatically inking her name at the top of the bracket are over.
She walked straight to the silver lamp and took it from the bracket.
Then she moved over to the wall and placed the lamp in its bracket.
I find she is saving the burnt matches, though, to make some kind of bracket with—something she saw back in "Kaintucky."
It was growing dark in the shop and Jed lighted one of the bracket lamps.
Everything was from Uncle Ridley except the silver vase and bracket, between the windows.
1570s, bragget, "architectural support," probably from Middle French braguette "codpiece armor" (16c.), from a fancied resemblance of architectural supports to that article of attire (Spanish cognate bragueta meant both "codpiece" and "bracket"), diminutive of brague "knee pants," ultimately from Gaulish *braca "pants," itself perhaps from Germanic (cf. Old English broc "garment for the legs and trunk;" see breeches). The sense might reflect the "breeches" sense, on the notion of two limbs or of appliances used in pairs. The typographical bracket is first recorded 1750, so called for its resemblance to double supports in carpentry (a sense attested from 1610s). Senses affected by Latin brachium "arm."
1797, of printed matter, "to enclose in brackets," from bracket (n.). Also, "to couple or connect with a brace" (1827), also figurative, "to couple one thing with another" in writing (1807). Artillery rangefinding sense is from 1903, from the noun (1891) in the specialized sense "distance between the ranges of two shells, one under and one over the object." Related: Bracketed; bracketing. In home-building and joinery, bracketed is attested by 1801.