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brazier1

Line breaks: bra|zier
Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪzɪə
 
, -ʒə/

noun

1A portable heater consisting of a pan or stand for holding lighted coals.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 17th century: from French brasier, from braise 'hot coals'.

More
  • The French braise ‘hot coals, embers’ gives us both brazier and to braise (mid 18th century), originally to cook something on a brazier. Braze (late 16th century) ‘to solder’ probably shares the root. Breeze (late 16th century) as in the cinder blocks called breeze blocks also comes from the French.

Words that rhyme with brazier

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brazier2

Line breaks: bra|zier
Pronunciation: /ˈbreɪzjə
 
, -ʒə/

noun

A worker in brass.
Example sentences
  • The lower rank comprises ‘the people of every art besides’, who include wrights, blacksmiths, braziers, craftsmen, physicians, judges, druids, and others.
  • Mary's brother Robert Whittaker, a brazier, stripped to his underwear when the ship struck, and threw away 80 gold sovereigns, the weight of which threatened to drown him.
  • Mr. Carnes was a pewterer, meaning he worked primarily in tin, while Mr. Maycock was a brazier working mostly with brass.

Origin

Middle English: probably from brass + -ier, on the pattern of glass and glazier.

More
  • The French braise ‘hot coals, embers’ gives us both brazier and to braise (mid 18th century), originally to cook something on a brazier. Braze (late 16th century) ‘to solder’ probably shares the root. Breeze (late 16th century) as in the cinder blocks called breeze blocks also comes from the French.

Derivatives

braziery

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noun
Example sentences
  • Most collectors interested in culinary copper will have heard of the famous London braziery retailer Benham and Froud.
  • In most cases, there is no grip on the inner surface of the conduit, which is therefore generally smooth, coming straight from the braziery.
  • A mid-19th century braziery run by Mohamed Tahir, where all sorts of brass and copper wares were sold, gave Armenian Streets its Chinese name, Pak Thang-Ah Kay (Copper Worker's Street).

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