- a metal receptacle for holding live coals or other fuel, as for heating a room.
- a simple cooking device consisting of a container of live coals covered by a grill or thin metal top upon which the food, usually meat, is placed.
Origin of brazier1
- a person who makes articles of brass.
Origin of brazier2
1275–1325; Middle English brasier, equivalent to Old English bræsi(an) to work in brass + -er -er1
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Examples from the Web for brasier
Certainly she is a brasier at which one may warm one's soul.En Route
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
When she saw that it was ended, she threw her weapon into the brasier.Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete
Guy de Maupassant
The fire is gathered into a brasier that it may warm all the house.The Expositor's Bible: The Psalms, Vol. 2
The glare of the brasier in the forge and the furnace alone lighted the workshop.The Abbatial Crosier
We noticed this woodcutter's hut and a brasier that was almost extinct.The Carlovingian Coins
- a less common spelling of brazier 1
- a person engaged in brass-working or brass-founding
C14: from Old English bræsian to work in brass + -er 1
- a portable metal receptacle for burning charcoal or coal, used for cooking, heating, etc
C17: from French brasier, from braise live coals; see braise
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Word Origin and History for brasier
"metal container to hold burning coals," 1680s, from French brasier "pan of hot coals," from Old French brasier, from brese "embers" (see braise).
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