curly bracket

noun

Definition of curly bracket

: either one of the marks { or } that are used as a pair around words or items that are to be considered together

Word by Word Definitions

curly play
  1. : tending to curl

  2. : having the grain composed of fibers that undulate without crossing and that often form alternating light and dark lines

bracket play
  1. : an overhanging member that projects from a structure (such as a wall) and is usually designed to support a vertical load or to strengthen an angle

  2. : a fixture (as for holding a lamp) projecting from a wall or column

  3. : one of a pair of marks [ ] used in writing and printing to enclose matter or in mathematics and logic as signs of aggregation —called also square bracket

  1. : to place within or as if within brackets

  2. : to eliminate from consideration

  3. : to extend around so as to encompass : include


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