curly bracket


Definition of curly bracket

  1. :  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

  1. :  tending to curl

    :  having curls

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

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

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

    :  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

    :  to eliminate from consideration

    :  to extend around so as to encompass :  include

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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