- 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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Photos: Remnants of Lives Lost on MH17 Brazier was not “sick.”
One of the relatives of a man who died in the incident has branded Brazier “sick.”
“You whisked in, hard, some egg white and then poured it, bit by bit, onto the yolks in a bowl,” Brazier later recalled.
After the Armistice, Brazier hosted one of her popular pig roasts at Col de la Luère, hiring a clown and a marching band.
Brazier was feared for her ferocious tempers and respected for her exacting standards.
And then came Jasper to announce that Ali waited with the brazier and the heated manacles.The Sea-Hawk
The gasping cry had come from Conrad by whom the brazier was set.The Treasure Trail
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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.
- 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 brazier
"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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