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brace and bit a drilling tool that consists of a drill bit rotated by a handle or brace.
bracelet a band or chain worn around the wrist or arm as an ornament.
bracer1 someone or something that braces. [2 definitions]
bracer2 an arm or wrist guard worn by archers as protection from the bowstring.
bracero a Mexican laborer allowed to enter the United States temporarily in order to perform seasonal or migrant work.
braces (chiefly British) a pair of adjustable straps that are designed to support trousers, worn over the shoulders and attached to the trousers at the front and back of the waist; suspenders. [2 definitions]
brace up to summon one's strength or courage.
brachial of, like, or belonging to a vertebrate's arm, wing, foreleg, or other similar forelimb.
brachio- arm.
brachiopod any of various marine invertebrates with hinged upper and lower shells and an armlike part with tentacles on either side of the mouth.
brachium the part of the arm that reaches from the shoulder to the elbow, or a similar part of an appendage such as a wing or flipper. [2 definitions]
brachy- short.
brachycephalic having a short, nearly round head, which is eighty percent or more as wide as it is long. (Cf. dolichocephalic.)
bracing invigorating; energizing; stimulating. [3 definitions]
bracken a large, coarse fern. [2 definitions]
bracket an L-shaped fixture attached to a wall or other vertical surface to support something such as a shelf. [7 definitions]
bracket creep (informal) an increase in income leading to one's placement in a higher tax bracket, sometimes resulting in a net decrease in income as a result of higher tax rates and inflation.
brackish somewhat salty; briny. [2 definitions]
bract a leaflike part usu. located below a flower or flower cluster.
bractlet a small or secondary bract on a flower's stem.
brad a thin nail with either a small head or a slight projection on the side. [2 definitions]