a rigid, ring-shaped bracelet usually made without a clasp so as to slip over the hand, but sometimes having a hinged opening and a clasp.
She wore a low-cut pink dress and bangle bracelets up both arms, her hair properly poufed.
The Helen Gurley Brown I Knew John Searles August 14, 2012
People are wearing garbage bags on runways—why not wear a roll of tape as a bangle?
Can the Penny Chic Fashion Blog Make Walmart Chic? Isabel Wilkinson March 21, 2011
At last, in evil moment, the most angelic, sylph-like form came all too near our friend who wore the bangle.
The Argosy Various
Mahmat took the bangle eagerly and hid it in the folds of his waist-cloth.
Almayer’s Folly Joseph Conrad
“But here’s a bangle,” I said, slipping my one bit of jewellery off my arm.
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When the bangle was handed in to her she seized it, but not very graciously.
Girls of the True Blue L. T. Meade
She found it impossible to speak, with that burning grasp on the wrist where the bangle had been.
The Glimpses of the Moon Edith Wharton
But first the sergeant in command of the squad removed the bangle from his wrist.
Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
Mark shook his head, but the little fellow thrust the bangle into his hand and looked at him enquiringly.
Dead Man’s Land George Manville Fenn
It was told me after I had restored the bangle you so nearly lost.
A Cabinet Secret Guy Boothby
a bracelet, usually without a clasp, often worn high up round the arm or sometimes round the ankle
a disc or charm hanging from a bracelet, necklace, etc
“ring-shaped bracelet,” 1787, from Hindi bangri “colored glass bracelet or anklet.”
a rigid, ring-shaped bracelet usually made without a clasp so as to slip over the hand, but sometimes having a hinged opening and a clasp. Historical Examples The coral set belongs to Elsie, and is presented by her godmother, and this bangled set is mine. Miss Dexie Stanford Eveleth The silken frou-frou of their skirts […]
a seaport in S Maine, on the Penobscot River. Contemporary Examples Wages aren’t lower in Boston than in Bangor because of the larger labor supply. The Sleepless Economy Megan McArdle January 14, 2013 I have a total payroll of about 60 people, most of them working for the two radio stations I own in Bangor, […]
John Kendrick [ken-drik] /ˈkɛn drɪk/ (Show IPA), 1862–1922, U.S. humorist. a loud, sudden, explosive noise, as the discharge of a gun. a resounding stroke or blow: a nasty bang on the head. Informal. a sudden movement or show of energy: He started with a bang. energy; vitality; spirit: The bang has gone out of my […]
- Bangtail muster
noun (Austral, history) a roundup of cattle to be counted, each one having the hairs on its tail docked as it is counted