noun Date: 1844 a band encircling the wrist; especially a close-fitting knitted band attached to the top of a glove or the end of a sleeve

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  • Wristlet — Wrist let, n. An elastic band worn around the wrist, as for the purpose of securing the upper part of a glove. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wristlet — [rist′lit] n. 1. a closefitting band or strip of material worn around, or sometimes sewed on a sleeve at, the wrist, as for warmth 2. a bracelet …   English World dictionary

  • wristlet — /ˈrɪstlət/ (say ristluht) noun 1. a band worn round the wrist. 2. a bracelet. –adjective 3. designed to be worn around the wrist: a wristlet watch …   Australian English dictionary

  • wristlet — /rist lit/, n. 1. a band worn around the wrist, esp. to protect it from cold. 2. a bracelet. 3. Slang. a handcuff. [1840 50; WRIST + LET] * * * …   Universalium

  • wristlet — noun a band which encircles the wearers wrist, especially a closely knitted one to keep it warm Syn: wristband …   Wiktionary

  • wristlet — wrist·let || rɪstlɪt n. band or part of sleeve covering wrist; cuff …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wristlet — noun a band or bracelet worn on the wrist …   English new terms dictionary

  • wristlet — wrist·let …   English syllables

  • wristlet — wrist•let [[t]ˈrɪst lɪt[/t]] n. clo jew a protective or ornamental wristband • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • wristlet — n. a band or ring worn on the wrist to strengthen or guard it or as an ornament, bracelet, handcuff, etc …   Useful english dictionary

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