Main definitions of bracer in English

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bracer1

noun

informal
  • An alcoholic drink intended to prepare one for something difficult or unpleasant.

    • ‘So I had a few bracers, called my boss, and informed him of the tragedy; I was in New Hampshire, grieving with my relatives - my voice trembling.’
    • ‘We've got about ten minutes in the bar for a quick bracer and pit-stops before the others arrive.’
    • ‘Much grappa disappears into steaming cups of espresso called caffé correcto as a midmorning bracer on a cold day.’

Pronunciation:

bracer

/ˈbreɪsə/

Main definitions of bracer in English

: bracer1bracer2

bracer2

noun

  • 1A type of wrist guard used in archery and other sports.

    • ‘Oh, the vest-thing is called a chest guard, so the string of my bow doesn't get caught on my shirt, and the wristband is called a bracer.’
    • ‘Although I bet she had to work to get her wrists strong enough, she thought, and I'll bet she probably wears bracers.’
    • ‘He was only five paces away from Lyenda who had then pulled on tabs for her drawing arms and had put on the arm bracers.’
    • ‘He finished buckling on the rest of his armour: chest-plate, shoulder-pads, bracers, shin-guards and the works.’
    • ‘As she waited she picked up a leather bracer from the table and went about strapping it back into place on her wrist.’
  • 2historical A portion of a suit of armour covering the arm.

    • ‘He put bracers on his forearms, the right one with a small, round shield attached, and fingerless gauntlets on his hands.’
    • ‘His silver armor consisted of sleek silver leggings with a massive silver dragon bracer that he wore on his right arm, while he also wore two silver dragon gauntlets that were spiked and slightly tinged by dried blood.’
    • ‘Luin was clad in battle armor, with a breastplate, greaves, bracers and side armor - his arms were bare.’
    • ‘After that he turned to Autumn and found that she had already pulled out a set of ring-mail, complete with greaves and bracers.’
    • ‘His armor consisted of a pair of bracers, a pair of greaves, and a chain shirt, all made out of the same black material.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French braciere, from bras arm (see bracelet).

Pronunciation:

bracer

/ˈbreɪsə/