An alcoholic drink intended to prepare one for something difficult or unpleasant.
- Much grappa disappears into steaming cups of espresso called caffé correcto as a midmorning bracer on a cold day.
- We've got about ten minutes in the bar for a quick bracer and pit-stops before the others arrive.
- So I had a few bracers, called my boss, and informed him of the tragedy; I was in New Hampshire, grieving with my relatives - my voice trembling.
1A type of wrist guard used in archery and other sports.
- He finished buckling on the rest of his armour: chest-plate, shoulder-pads, bracers, shin-guards and the works.
- Although I bet she had to work to get her wrists strong enough, she thought, and I'll bet she probably wears bracers.
- Oh, the vest-thing is called a chest guard, so the string of my bow doesn't get caught on my shirt, and the wristband is called a bracer.
2 historical A portion of a suit of armour covering the arm.
- He put bracers on his forearms, the right one with a small, round shield attached, and fingerless gauntlets on his hands.
- His silver armor consisted of sleek silver leggings with a massive silver dragon bracer that he wore on his right arm, while he also wore two silver dragon gauntlets that were spiked and slightly tinged by dried blood.
- His armor consisted of a pair of bracers, a pair of greaves, and a chain shirt, all made out of the same black material.