Etymology
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bracer (n.)

early 14c., "piece of armor protecting the arm;" 1580s, "a clamp, bind, that which braces or makes firm," agent noun from brace (v.). The figurative sense of "that which braces the nerves" is by 1740; especially an alcoholic drink taken early in the morning (by 1826). Related: Bracers.

updated on October 22, 2022

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