1A portable heater consisting of a pan or stand for holding lighted coals.
- In medieval times a chafing dish was a portable brazier to hold burning coals or charcoal, designed to be set on a metal stand and to have a dish of food on top.
- The air was thick with the smoke from coal fires in tin braziers and stoves.
- Before a few stood braziers and camp fires from the night before, allowing for a few of the arrows to be wrought in flame.
2North American A barbecue.
- Mauritians are also partial to a snack, sold by streetside vendors who cook up on charcoal braziers, fanning the flames with a flourish - another excellent exposure to the outdoor life.
- If you take the time to win their confidence, the secrets of the Atlas will be unveiled over cups of mint tea or perhaps a plateful of tagine, a stew of vegetables, mutton and herbs cooked in conical earthenware pots on charcoal braziers.
- A pair of jaded barmen served the local brew, Biere Niger, while to another side of the pool a chef fanned away at a charcoal brazier to provide brochette aperitifs.
late 17th century: from French brasier, from braise 'hot coals'.