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an ornamental band or circlet for the wrist or arm or, sometimes, for the ankle.
bracelets, Slang. a pair of handcuffs.
Furniture. collar (def 13).
Contemporary Examples

Wearables Hit the Runway at Fashion Week Raquel Laneri September 10, 2014
The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Says Michonne’s Cute, Wouldn’t Mind a Romance Melissa Leon November 10, 2013
Apple’s iWatch Can’t Arrive Soon Enough Winston Ross August 25, 2013
Cory Booker’s Murder Accessory: Turning Buyback Guns Into Jewelry Nina Strochlic January 24, 2013
Marine Dakota Meyer Steps Up to Help Veterans Find Success Back Home Dakota Meyer August 14, 2012

Historical Examples

Two Years in the Forbidden City The Princess Der Ling
Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
Unwritten Literature of Hawaii Nathaniel Bright Emerson
The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
Primitive Man Louis Figuier

plural noun
a slang name for handcuffs See handcuff (sense 2)
an ornamental chain worn around the arm or wrist
an expanding metal band for a wristwatch


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