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brazier1

or bra·sier

[brey-zher]
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noun
  1. a metal receptacle for holding live coals or other fuel, as for heating a room.
  2. 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

1680–90; earlier brasier < F. See braise, -er2

brazier2

or bra·sier

[brey-zher]
noun
  1. 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 brazier

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  • And then came Jasper to announce that Ali waited with the brazier and the heated manacles.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The gasping cry had come from Conrad by whom the brazier was set.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • In the bottom of the brazier was still a bed of glowing coals.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • "I bring the brazier Nerissa commanded," said Nicanor, and she nodded.

  • "I will do as you command," he said, and picked up the brazier and turned to go.


British Dictionary definitions for brazier

brazier1

brasier

noun
  1. a person engaged in brass-working or brass-founding
Derived Formsbraziery, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old English bræsian to work in brass + -er 1

brazier2

brasier

noun
  1. a portable metal receptacle for burning charcoal or coal, used for cooking, heating, etc

Word Origin

C17: from French brasier, from braise live coals; see braise
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Word Origin and History for brazier

n.

"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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