What does the word bracket mean?

Usage examples for bracket

  1. Mr. Alwynn nailed up the bracket under an old etching and placed the cow thereon, and, after contemplating it over his spectacles, went into the drawing- room to tea with his wife. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. McPhearson rose and shuffled away, only to return a few moments later carrying the bracket clock by its brass handle. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  3. He tapped with slow knuckles a long cheval- glass by the side of which was a tiny gold- bracket and a silver- plated telephone. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage