a small clock designed to be placed on a bracket or shelf.
the gradual movement of a wage earner into a higher federal income-tax bracket as a result of wage increases intended to help offset inflation.
a corner foot of a chest or the like joining the sides in a concave line.
the leathery, corky, or woody, shelflike basidiocarp of certain wood-rotting fungi that form on tree trunks, lumber, etc.; conk. noun any saprotroph or parasitic fungus of the basidiomycetous family Polyporaceae, growing as a shelflike mass (bracket) from tree trunks and producing spores in vertical tubes in the bracket bracket fungus (brāk’ĭt) See shelf fungus.