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1. One that braces, especially one that supports or holds something steady.
2. Informal A stimulating drink, especially of an alcoholic beverage.
A guard worn on the forearm by archers and fencers.
[Middle English, probably from Anglo-Norman, from Old French braceure, from bras, arm, from Latin brācchium; see brace.]
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1. a person or thing that braces
2. informal a tonic, esp an alcoholic drink taken as a tonic
(Archery) archery fencing a leather guard worn to protect the arm
[C14: from Old French braciere, from braz arm, from Latin bracchium arm]
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1. a stimulating drink, esp. one of liquor.
2. a person or thing that braces, binds, or makes firm.
an archer's protective band worn on the wrist of the bow hand.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French braceure]
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|Noun||1.||bracer - a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports|
|2.||bracer - a tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)|
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