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Definition of bracket:

  1. 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.
  2. A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a wall, column, or the like.
  3. 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.
  4. A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a support.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage.
  8. To place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to furnish with brackets.
  9. To shoot so as to establish a bracket for ( an object).

Synonyms:

bullet, scaffold, categorize, foundation, screw, genus, apostrophe, fix, angle bracket, cross section, framework, kind, type, wall bracket, stanchion, grade, rank, bracket out, attach, join, characterize, sort, species, order, tier, bullet point, rafter, buttress, joist, ampersand, category, rubric, frame, classify, support, value, gantry, comma, grouping, square bracket, set, division, colon, secure, class, league, group, variety, family, bad break, taxonomy, classification.

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