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bracer (plural bracers)

  1. That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.
  2. (archery) A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 34:
      To prevent the bow string from hanging on the left arm, it is covered with a piece of smooth leather, fastened on the outside of the arm, this is called a bracer.
  3. Armor for the forearm; a brassart.
  4. A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.

Old French[edit]



  1. to brew (produce alcohol beverages)


  • This verb is part of an group of -er verbs, for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.