Meaning of 'bracket' (Webster Dictionary)
- An architectural member, plain or ornamental, projecting
from a wall or pier, to support weight falling outside of the same;
also, a decorative feature seeming to discharge such an office.
- A piece or combination of pieces, usually triangular in
general shape, projecting from, or fastened to, a wall, or other
surface, to support heavy bodies or to strengthen angles.
- A shot, crooked timber, resembling a knee, used as a
- The cheek or side of an ordnance carriage.
- One of two characters , used to inclose a reference,
explanation, or note, or a part to be excluded from a sentence, to
indicate an interpolation, to rectify a mistake, or to supply an
omission, and for certain other purposes; -- called also crotchet.
- A gas fixture or lamp holder projecting from the face of a
wall, column, or the like. - To place within brackets; to connect by brackets; to
furnish with brackets.