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brasier1

[brey-zher] /ˈbreɪ ʒər/
noun
1.
brazier1 .

brasier2

[brey-zher] /ˈbreɪ ʒər/
noun
1.
brazier2 .

brazier1

or brasier

[brey-zher] /ˈbreɪ ʒər/
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.
Origin of brazier1
1680-1690
1680-90; earlier brasier < F. See braise, -er2

brazier2

or brasier

[brey-zher] /ˈbreɪ ʒər/
noun
1.
a person who makes articles of brass.
Origin
1275-1325; Middle English brasier, equivalent to Old English bræsi(an) to work in brass + -er -er1
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Historical Examples
  • Raising with one hand the fold of her robe in which lay the nuts, Thetralde ran to the brasier.

  • When she saw that it was ended, she threw her weapon into the brasier.

  • Almost immediately after advanced a monk with bright eye and decided gait, carrying a brasier of lighted coals.

  • We noticed this woodcutter's hut and a brasier that was almost extinct.

  • It was Chloe filling up the brasier with a shovelful of charcoal broken small.

  • The brasier that he thus built upon my body seemed to amuse him greatly.

    The Casque's Lark Eugne Sue
  • I will ascend, ever higher and higher, till I have reached the brasier in which you shine in splendour.

  • Richard turned with the iron in his hand, which he had just taken from the brasier.

    There and Back George MacDonald
  • Emmet went over to the brasier and warmed his hands, as if embarrassed for words with which to begin.

    The Mayor of Warwick Herbert M. Hopkins
  • A joiner is a mechanic who does the woodwork of houses, etc.; a turner, one who works with a lathe; a brasier, a worker in brass.

    Franklin's Autobiography Benjamin Franklin
British Dictionary definitions for brasier

brasier

/ˈbreɪzɪə/
noun
1.
a less common spelling of brazier1

brazier1

/ˈbreɪzɪə/
noun
1.
a person engaged in brass-working or brass-founding
Derived Forms
braziery, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old English bræsian to work in brass + -er1

brazier2

/ˈbreɪzɪə/
noun
1.
a portable metal receptacle for burning charcoal or coal, used for cooking, heating, etc
Word Origin
C17: from French brasier, from braise live coals; see braise
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Word Origin and History for brasier

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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