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brasier1

[brey-zher]
noun
  1. brazier1.
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brasier2

[brey-zher]
noun
  1. brazier2.
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brazier1

or bra·sier

[brey-zher]
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.
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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.
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Origin of brazier2

1275–1325; Middle English brasier, equivalent to Old English bræsi(an) to work in brass + -er -er1
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Historical Examples

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for brasiers

brasier

noun
  1. a less common spelling of brazier 1
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brazier1

brasier

noun
  1. a person engaged in brass-working or brass-founding
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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
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Word Origin

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

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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