broket

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broket

/broh'k*t/ or /broh'ket`/ n. [rare; by analogy with `bracket': a `broken bracket'] Either of the characters `<' and `>', when used as paired enclosing delimiters. This word originated as a contraction of the phrase `broken bracket', that is, a bracket that is bent in the middle. (At MIT, and apparently in the Real World as well, these are usually called angle brackets.)
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/broh'k*t/ or /broh'ket/ (From broken bracket) Either of the characters "<" or ">" when used as paired enclosing delimiters (angle brackets).
[Jargon File]
(1997-07-21)

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