brace·let | \ˈbrā-slət \

Definition of bracelet 

1 : an ornamental band or chain worn around the wrist

2 : something (such as handcuffs) resembling a bracelet

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Examples of bracelet in a Sentence

putting the handcuffs on the jewel thief, the detective asked him how he liked those bracelets

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Weinstein, who looked pale and appeared to have lost weight since his last court appearance, has already surrendered his passport and been fitted with an electronic monitoring bracelet. Richard Winton,, "Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty to new charges; judge lets him stay free," 9 July 2018 Weinstein previously forfeited his passport and is fitted with an electronic monitoring bracelet. Michael R. Sisak,, "Weinstein lawyer says e-mails, witnesses show he’s innocent," 9 July 2018 But three weeks later, a magistrate reviewed the case and sent the teen home on house arrest with a monitoring bracelet. Tim Prudente,, "Baltimore judge closes courtroom to public to review juvenile record of teen charged with killing officer," 8 June 2018 Former hostage Joshua Boyle will be released from a Canadian jail with strict bail conditions that include an electronic tracking bracelet, a judge ruled Friday. Fox News, "Former Afghan hostage Joshua Boyle granted bail," 1 June 2018 Weinstein was released on $1 million bail and is required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. CBS News, "Harvey Weinstein faces new rape allegation in lawsuit," 1 June 2018 Those who choose to donate will receive an Autism Walks bracelet. Courant Community, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 29 May 2018 Weinstein paid it up front with a cashier’s check and was outfitted with an ankle bracelet to monitor his movements. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs," 26 May 2018 The man with the ankle bracelet needs to charge his battery. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Can Bad Men Change? What It’s Like Inside Sex Offender Therapy," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of bracelet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bracelet

Middle English, from Middle French, diminutive of bras arm, from Latin bracchium

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English Language Learners Definition of bracelet

: a piece of jewelry worn on the wrist


brace·let | \ˈbrā-slət \

Kids Definition of bracelet

: a decorative band or chain usually worn on the wrist or arm

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