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Definition of "bracer" [bra•cer]

  • One that braces, especially one that supports or holds something steady. (noun)
  • Informal A stimulating drink, especially of an alcoholic beverage. (noun)
  • An arm or wrist guard worn by archers and fencers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bracer" in a sentence
  • "The bracer is a piece of stout polished leather, which is buckled round the arm which holds the bow, to prevent the string from hurting it when it is let go."
  • "The "bracer" was getting in its work, and Perkins was feeling good again."
  • "Then, in spite of the early hour, he took a stiff "bracer," and throwing on his slicker, went out."