bracer

noun (1)
bra·​cer | \ˈbrā-sər \

Definition of bracer 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an arm or wrist protector especially for use by an archer

bracer

noun (2)
brac·​er | \ˈbrā-sər \

Definition of bracer (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one that braces, binds, or makes firm

2 : a drink (as of liquor) taken as a stimulant

First Known Use of bracer

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bracer

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French *bracer, from braz arm, from Latin bracchium

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