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/broh'k*t/ or /broh'ket'/

[by analogy with 'bracket': a 'broken bracket']

n. Either of the characters '<' and '>', when used as paired enclosing delimiters. This word originated as a contraction of the phrase 'broken bracket', that is, a bracket that is bent in the middle. (At MIT, and apparently in the Real World as well, these are usually called angle brackets.)