bracer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bracer, from Old French braceure; equivalent to brace +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bracer (plural bracers)

  1. That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.
  2. Something bracing; a stimulant.
    • 1830, The Mirror of the Graces: Or, The English Lady's Costume (page 27)
      Country air in the fields, or in gardens, when breathed at proper hours, is an excellent bracer of the nerves, and a sure brightener of the complexion.
  3. (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.
  4. Armor for the forearm; a brassard.
  5. A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French braceure; equivalent to brace +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbraːsɛːr(ə)/, /ˈbraːsər(ə)/

Noun[edit]

bracer (plural bracers)

  1. Armour for the arm; a brassard.
  2. (rare) A protective sleeve or guard for the forearm.
  3. (rare) An armband.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: bracer

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

bracer

  1. Alternative form of bracier

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-c, *-cs, *-ct are modified to z, z, zt. In addition, c becomes ç before an a, o or u to keep the /ts/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.