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noun 
  1. Item attached to a wall to hold up a shelf.
  2. Generically any of "(", ")", "", "", "{", "}", and, in the area of computer languages, "<", ">".
  3. "(" and ")" specifically, the other forms above requiring adjectives for disambiguation.
  4. (Technical) "" and "" specifically - opposed to the other forms which have their own technical names.
  5. (sports)
  1. printed diagram of games in a tournament
  2. prediction of the outcome of games in a tournament, used for betting purposes
    1. one of several ranges of numbers
    tax bracket, age bracket
Translations: 
  • Dutch: vierkant haakje
  • German: eckige Klammer
    (trans-mid)
    Portuguese: colchete
  • Italian: parentesi tonda
verb 
  1. To bound on both sides, to surround as enclosing with brackets.
I tried to hit the bullseye by first bracketing it with two shots and then splitting the difference with my third, but I missed.
Etymology: bragget, probably from braguette.


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