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bracket

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbrækɪt/
GROUP a group of people whose ages, taxes, etc are between two limits: Most heart attack victims are in the 45-65 age bracket.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures
SUPPORT a piece of metal, wood, etc, that is fixed to a wall to support something, especially a shelfCarpentry and joineryPhysical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams
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