[ bras-ruhb-ing, brahs- ]
/ ˈbræsˌrʌb ɪŋ, ˈbrɑs- /
an antiquarian's technique for copying designs from incised brass memorial slabs and the like.
a copy made by brass-rubbing.Compare rubbing(def 2).
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- brass neck,
- brass ring,
- brass rubbing,
- brass tacks,
- brassed off
Origin of brass-rubbing
First recorded in 1885–90
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