American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make of or decorate with brass.
- v. To make hard like brass.
- v. To solder (two pieces of metal) together using a hard solder with a high melting point.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover or ornament with brass, or as if with brass: as, “a tripod richly brazed,” Chapman, Odyssey, xv.
- To solder, especially with hard solder, such as an alloy of brass and zinc.
- To harden; make callous.
- n. See braize, 2.
- v. To join two metal pieces, without melting them, using heat and diffusion of a jointing alloy of capillary thickness.
- v. obsolete To burn or temper in fire.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To solder with hard solder, esp. with an alloy of copper and zinc.
- v. To harden.
- v. To cover or ornament with brass.
- v. solder together by using hard solder with a high melting point
- From Old French braser ("to burn"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English brasen, from Old English brasian, from bræs, brass.Probably from French braser, from Old French, to burn, from brese, hot coal, of Germanic origin; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Just get a longer bolt (if you even need one) and attach both sets of fender stays to the single braze on/hole at the drop out.”
“There are braze-ons for both derailleurs, shifters AND internal cable routing, should you ever decide to convert the bike back to a geared set-up.”
“Traditional track bikes rule this category, with tight clearances and a total lack of braze-ons typical.”
“I don't think the Globe Roll has braze-ons for a dedicated duck egg rack.”
“For the same functionality assuming you have the room, you can obviously bolt an Xtracycle to a crappy old mountain bike, or just get the Big Dummy frame if you're one of those people with a bunch of spare parts, since it's got provisions and braze-ons for pretty much everything.”
“Does the Big Dummy have a braze-on ring to tie up your goat on a rope?”
“It was all right to say the conspirators had been able to braze those switches shut and we ought to be able to cut them open.”
“The entire reason I bought my bike was the fact that it has braze ons for full fenders.”
“Still, reaction to an $800 bike with no clearance and no braze-ons and an integrated stem/handlebar seems to be generally favorable:”
“I think the only solution to this problem is to braze on a fashionable lock loop to the front triangle when having the aftermarket SS couplers added.”
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