Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An artificer who works in brass.
  • noun A name used on the northern coast of Ireland for the common sea-bream, pagellus centrodontus.
  • noun An open pan for burning charcoal, used especially for heating rooms in southern and eastern countries, such as Italy, China, Japan, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as brasier.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An upright standing or hanging metal bowl used for holding burning coal for a source of light or heat.
  • noun A worker in brass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun large metal container in which coal or charcoal is burned; warms people who must stay outside for long times

Etymologies

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French brasier, from braise live coals. See brass.

Examples

  • And without the game, thousands of youths would still be holding on to the misconception that a brazier is a support undergarment.

    From the Dungeon to the Dictionary « Isegoria

  • ( "And the Nebula goes to ...":: rotates brand in brazier of hot coals::) It would certainly make losing the award a lot more palatable.

    Nebula Weekend, days 2-3

  • ( "And the Nebula goes to ...":: rotates brand in brazier of hot coals::) It would certainly make losing the award a lot more palatable.

    Nebula Weekend, days 2-3

  • Mr Abney was sprinkling some incense on the brazier from a round silver box as Stephen passed, but did not seem to notice his step.

    Lost Hearts by M. R. James | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • The brazier was a beautiful thing, a credit to the smith who made it; on three braced legs like saplings, the fire-basket a trellis of vine-leaves.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • The brazier was a beautiful thing, a credit to the smith who made it; on three braced legs like saplings, the fire-basket a trellis of vine-leaves.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • It is burned in a metal or earthen dish called a brazier, and a double handful may last a family a whole day.

    Conservation Reader

  • Mixed with the charcoal in the brazier are a few coals of soft white pine, which when burnt look exactly like charcoal.

    Miracle Mongers and Their Methods

  • Mixed with the charcoal in the brazier are a few coals of soft white pine, which when burnt look exactly like charcoal.

    The Miracle Mongers, an Exposé

  • She was then dining alone, and her solitary dinner had been brought in from somewhere, over a kind of brazier with a fire in it, and she had no company or prospect of company, that I could see, but the old man who had brought it.

    Little Dorrit

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  • "'... as for making you my wife -- that I will not. How would it go with me? Your lovers have found you like a brazier which smoulders in the cold, a backdoor which keeps out neither squall of wind nor storm, a castle which crushes the garrison, pitch that blackens the bearer, a water-skin that chafes the carrier, a stone which falls from the parapet, a battering-ram turned back from the enemy, a sandal that trips the wearer. Which of your lovers did you ever love for ever? ... '"

    -- Gilgamesh to Ishtar, from The Epic of Gilgamesh

    June 17, 2008

  • A “brasserie” is a food-and-drink bar, “brassier” is more like brass, a “brassiere” is a woman's undergarment or bra, while a “brazier” or “brasier” is a cooking utensil that holds live coals.
    http://www.answers.com/topic/brasserie

    January 1, 2011