- to make of brass.
- to cover or ornament with or as if with brass.
- to make brasslike.
Origin of braze1
- to unite (metal objects) at high temperatures by applying any of various nonferrous solders.
Origin of braze2
Related Wordsglue, linger, fix, stay, attach, remain, catch, hold, paste, solder, fuse, weld, cleave, hug, join, bind, clog, cement, snag, jam
Examples from the Web for braze
Cut the hole for the steam dome, and let him braze it on at the same time.
The heat in the tongs will melt the silver and braze the two parts.The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals
Charles Conrad Sleffel
"And in the army—our poor little army," added General Braze.Truxton King
George Barr McCutcheon
To braze the seams of a model boiler would require a forge fire, or a very powerful gas blast—too expensive for the amateur.
Now bring the flame to bear on the joint you wish to braze, having first supplied plenty of borax.
- to decorate with, make like, or make of brass
- to make like brass, as in hardness
- (tr) to make a joint between (two metal surfaces) by fusing a layer of brass or high-melting solder between them
- the high-melting solder or alloy used in brazing
Word Origin and History for braze
"to expose to the action of fire," 1580s, perhaps from French braser "to solder," in Old French, "to burn," related to brese "embers" (see braise). Related: Brazed; brazing.
"to make of or cover in brass," Old English brasian "to do work in brass, make of brass," from bræs (see brass). Cf. glaze from glass.