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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bracket  \Brack"et\,  n.  (Gunnery) 
  A  figure  determined  by  firing  a  projectile  beyond  a  target 
  and  another  short  of  it  as  a  basis  for  ascertaining  the 
  proper  elevation  of  the  piece;  --  only  used  in  the  phrase,  to 
  establish  a  bracket.  After  the  bracket  is  established  shots 
  are  fired  with  intermediate  elevations  until  the  exact  range 
  is  obtained.  In  the  United  States  navy  it  is  called  {fork}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bracket  \Brack"et\,  v.  t.  (Gunnery) 
  To  shoot  so  as  to  establish  a  bracket  for  (an  object). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bracket  \Brack"et\,  n.  [Cf.OF.  braguette  codpiece,  F.  brayette 
  Sp  bragueta  also  a  projecting  mold  in  architecture;  dim. 
  fr.L.  bracae  breeches;  cf  also  OF  bracon  beam,  prop, 
  support;  of  unknown  origin.  Cf  {Breeches}.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  An  architectural  member,  plain  or  ornamental, 
  projecting  from  a  wall  or  pier,  to  support  weight  falling 
  outside  of  the  same  also  a  decorative  feature  seeming  to 
  discharge  such  an  office. 
 
  Note:  This  is  the  more  general  word  See  {Brace}, 
  {Cantalever},  {Console},  {Corbel},  {Strut}. 
 
  2.  (Engin.  &  Mech.)  A  piece  or  combination  of  pieces,  usually 
  triangular  in  general  shape,  projecting  from  or  fastened 
  to  a  wall,  or  other  surface,  to  support  heavy  bodies  or 
  to  strengthen  angles. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  A  shot,  crooked  timber,  resembling  a  knee,  used  as 
  a  support. 
 
  4.  (Mil.)  The  cheek  or  side  of  an  ordnance  carriage. 
 
  5.  (Print.)  One  of  two  characters  [],  used  to  inclose  a 
  reference,  explanation,  or  note,  or  a  part  to  be  excluded 
  from  a  sentence,  to  indicate  an  interpolation,  to  rectify 
  a  mistake,  or  to  supply  an  omission,  and  for  certain  other 
  purposes;  --  called  also  {crotchet}. 
 
  6.  A  gas  fixture  or  lamp  holder  projecting  from  the  face  of  a 
  wall,  column,  or  the  like 
 
  {Bracket  light},  a  gas  fixture  or  a  lamp  attached  to  a  wall, 
  column,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bracket  \Brack"et\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bracketed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Bracketing}] 
  To  place  within  brackets;  to  connect  by  brackets;  to  furnish 
  with  brackets. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bracket 
  n  1:  a  category  falling  within  certain  defined  limits 
  2:  either  of  two  punctuation  marks  ([  or  ])  used  to  enclose 
  textual  material  [syn:  {square  bracket}] 
  3:  either  of  two  punctuation  marks  (<  or  >)  used  to  enclose 
  textual  material  [syn:  {angle  bracket}] 
  4:  an  L-shaped  support  projecting  from  a  wall  (as  to  hold  a 
  shelf) 
  v  1:  support  with  brackets,  as  of  shelves,  for  example 
  2:  place  into  brackets;  "Please  bracket  this  remark"  [syn:  {bracket 
  out}] 
  3:  classify  or  group 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bracket 
 
    (Or  square  bracket)  A  {left  bracket}  or  {right 
  bracket}. 
 
  Often  used  losely  for  {parentheses},  {square  brackets}, 
  {braces},  {angle  brackets},  or  any  other  kind  of  unequal 
  paired  {delimiters}. 
 
  (1996-09-08) 
 
 




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