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Definition of Bracket


  1. 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.
  2. 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. A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.
  4. The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage.
  5. 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.
  7. To place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to furnish with brackets.
  8. 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.
  9. To shoot so as to establish a bracket for (an object).
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Bracket Translations

bracket in Afrikaans is hakie
bracket in Dutch is kramp, haakje, klamp, nietje
bracket in German is Gruppe, Konsole, Halter, eckige Klammer, Klammer
bracket in Portuguese is suporte
bracket in Spanish is anaquel, la a
bracket in Swedish is klammar, konsol