Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bracket, a shelf or support fixed to a wall and projecting at right angles to it. The name is also applied to the iron stays which sometimes support shelves, etc., to a gaslight projecting from a wall, and to the signs [ ] ( ) used by printers to enclose a parenthesis, as also to the sign } , denoting that the objects whose names it connects are to be taken together.