Crossword clues for bracer
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bracer \Bra"cer\, n.
That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage.
A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string; also, a brassart.
A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 14c., "piece of armor protecting the arm;" 1580s, "a clamp, bind, brace," from brace (n.). Figurative sense of "that which braces the nerves" is 1740; especially of alcoholic drinks from c.1850. Related: Bracers.
n. 1 That which braces, binds, or makes firm; a band or bandage. 2 (context archery English) A covering to protect the arm of the bowman from the vibration of the string. 3 armor for the forearm; a brassart. 4 A medicine, as an astringent or a tonic, which gives tension or tone to any part of the body.
A bracer (or arm-guard) is a strap or sheath, commonly made of leather, stone, or plastic that covers the inside of an archer's arm to protect it while shooting. Bracers protect the inside of the archer's forearm against injury by the string of the bow or the fletching of the arrow. They also prevent loose clothing from catching the bow string. They normally cover part of the forearm only, but chest-guards are sometimes worn, usually by female archers, and other areas have at times been protected. With some combinations of non-baggy clothing and bows with a larger distance between the bow and the string, the archer may not need to wear any bracer.
Usage examples of "bracer".
In fact, metal bracers are arguably necessary for combat archery, although they should have something on the inner side to shield the bowstring.
Bracer is going to get away not only with money laundering but with murder?
Like him, she wore a fine mesh armor suit of thin but incredibly strong mithril rings, custom fitted to her by Buster Bracer, the finest armorer in Mithril Hall.
Richard strapped on a simple leather bracer Savidlin had made for him along with the bow, and shot arrows until his headache was gone.
Upon battling the lightning-quick Baenre, Drizzt had come to believe those rumors, and after wearing the bracers in sparring for the last few weeks, he had confirmed their abilities.
Now, in these sparring exercises, Drizzt was learning that the bracers held another disadvantage.
Menzoberranzan had to offer, and ye said yerself that the bracers were the reason.
It could be, Drizzt realized, that the bracers would aid a lesser fighter, one who needed to depend on the sheer speed of his weapons.
Or perhaps the bracers would aid someone wielding a heavier weapon, a mighty warhammer, such as Aegis-fang.
And the dactyl made even finer protection for its four chieftains, great magical bracers, studded with spikes, that would protect the wearer from the blows of any weapon.
Among the three evil races, none had earned any reputation of loyalty or honor, but now, with the bracers, the dactyl could hold faith that its four chosen generals would survive the not unexpected treachery of their underlings.
Avelyn said with certainty, and he threw down the enchanted bracers, evil items that the monk would not allow to be worn.
Baenre, Drizzt had come to believe those rumors, and after wearing the bracers in sparring for the last few weeks, he had confirmed their abilities.
Both belt and bracers displayed smooth-worked scenes of men wrestling with lions.
Dantrag had used them as bracers to speed his hands, but Drizzt understood the truth of the items.