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noun (1)

bra·​cer ˈbrā-sər How to pronounce bracer (audio)
: an arm or wrist protector especially for use by an archer


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noun (2)

brac·​er ˈbrā-sər How to pronounce bracer (audio)
: one that braces, binds, or makes firm
: a drink (as of liquor) taken as a stimulant

Examples of bracer in a Sentence

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With her help, the boys must learn to master their elemental arm bracers, which when used properly summon legendary heroes and gods of the corresponding elements to fight on their behalf. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 22 Nov. 2023 Its earnest and unadorned affirmation of love is a fine bracer, in these sour, suspicious times. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 22 Jan. 2022

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Word History


Noun (1)

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

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bracer was in the 14th century

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“Bracer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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