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).
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fasten (part of speech: verb)
interpose (part of speech: verb)
support (part of speech: verb)
fastener (part of speech: noun)
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- Madunnah handed over the bracket to crown our baggage, and plodded bravely on, often well up to his bare knees in mud and water. - "In the Tail of the Peacock", Isabel Savory.
- He held the door open for her when she was ready to put the biscuit in the oven, and lit another bracket- lamp in order to see her better. - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop", Hamlin Garland.
- She looked up consideringly at the old- fashioned iron gas bracket, placed in the middle of the ceiling, just above the wooden chair on which her gracious lady had sat during the last part of their conversation. - "Good Old Anna", Marie Belloc Lowndes.