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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bracelet  \Brace"let\,  n.  [F.  bracelet,  dim.  of  OF  bracel 
  armlet,  prop.  little  arm,  dim.  of  bras  arm,  fr  L.  bracchium. 
  See  {Brace},n.] 
  1.  An  ornamental  band  or  ring,  for  the  wrist  or  the  arm;  in 
  modern  times,  an  ornament  encircling  the  wrist,  worn  by 
  women  or  girls. 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  defensive  armor  for  the  arm.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bracelet 
  n  1:  a  band  of  cloth  or  leather  attached  to  a  wristwatch  and 
  wrapped  around  the  wrist  [syn:  {watchband},  {watchstrap}, 
  {wristband},  {watch  bracelet}] 
  2:  worn  around  the  wrist  for  decoration  [syn:  {bangle}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bracelet 
  (1.)  Anklets  (Num.  31:50;  2  Sam.  1:10),  and  with  reference  to 
  men. 
 
  (2.)  The  rendering  of  a  Hebrew  word  meaning  fasteners,  found 
  in  Gen.  24:22,  30,  47. 
 
  (3.)  In  Isa.  3:19,  the  rendering  of  a  Hebrew  word  meaning 
  chains,  i.e.,  twisted  or  chain-like  bracelets. 
 
  (4.)  In  Ex  35:22  it  designates  properly  a  clasp  for  fastening 
  the  dress  of  females.  Some  interpret  it  as  a  nose-ring. 
 
  (5.)  In  Gen.  38:18,  25,  the  rendering  of  a  Hebrew  word  meaning 
  "thread,"  and  may  denote  the  ornamental  cord  with  which  the 
  signet  was  suspended  from  the  neck  of  the  wearer. 
 
  Bracelets  were  worn  by  men  as  well  as  by  women  (Cant.  5:14, 
  R.V.).  They  were  of  many  various  forms.  The  weight  of  those 
  presented  by  Eliezer  to  Rebekah  was  ten  shekels  (Gen.  24:22). 
 




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