or bran·drith

[ bran-drith ]

  1. a wooden fence around a well.

  2. an iron tripod or trivet placed over a fire.

  1. any similar support or framework.

Origin of brandreth

1350–1400; Middle English <Old Norse brandreith grate, equivalent to brandbrand + reith vehicle (cognate with road, raid); replacing Old English brandrād trivet and brandrida fire-grate

Words Nearby brandreth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use brandreth in a sentence

  • brandreth has only one short bit of bold rock—one of the many Raven Crags.

  • In a few minutes the three men had drawn up at the cottage on the breast of brandreth where Sim had asked for a drink.

  • Yes, he was now at the foot of brandreth, and the horses and their riders had not emerged above the Scarf.

  • "Perhaps at rehearsal," said Mr. brandreth, with a pensive absence of mind.

    Annie Kilburn | William Dean Howells
  • Mrs. brandreth made Annie assent to the superiority of her cottage in detail.

    Annie Kilburn | William Dean Howells