- a small roller for inking type by hand, usually for making a proof.
Origin of brayer
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Examples from the Web for brayer
I sent it to his house by a porter, who returned in a few minutes, and told me Mr. Brayer would be glad to see me at that instant.The Adventures of Roderick Random
Then Elijah clean his knife down in the earth, and when he'd finished laughin' he put ub a brayer.Oriental Encounters
The division of Brayer, as soon as reviewed, set out on its march to Paris.Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I
Fleury de Chaboulon.