Bracer

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  • Rhymes: -eɪsə(r)

Noun

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.

Thesaurus

advocate, alpenstock, analeptic, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bearer, bra, brace, bracing, bracket, brassiere, buttress, cane, carrier, cervix, cordial, corset, crook, crutch, enlivenment, exhilaration, foundation garment, fulcrum, girdle, guy, guywire, invigoration, jock, jockstrap, mainstay, maintainer, mast, neck, pick-me-up, pickup, prop, reanimation, recreation, refection, refresher, refreshing, refreshment, regale, regalement, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, reinvigoration, renewal, rest, resting place, restorative, revival, reviver, revivescence, revivescency, revivification, rigging, roborant, shoulder, shroud, spine, sprit, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay, stick, stiffener, stimulation, strengthener, support, supporter, sustainer, tonic, upholder, vitamin shot, vivification, walking stick

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