- 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 brasiers
Faith in themselves has enabled the martyrs to obtain solace even on the brasiers of their tormentors.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete
Honore de Balzac
Her magnificent eyes shone out like brasiers, though every now and then a cloud seemed to veil and extinguish them.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- 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 brasiers
"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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