bray·​er ˈbrā-ər How to pronounce brayer (audio)
: a printer's hand inking roller

Examples of brayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use your fingers or the brayer or bone folder to push the excess glue out and get rid of any air bubbles or wrinkles. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 31 July 2020 Like other tactile artists, Debra Riffe’s workspace is full—her walls and shelves are filled with linoleum blocks, brayers and barens, printing inks, carving tools, printing presses, and finished art pieces. Eric Dusenbery, al, 23 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brayer was in 1683

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“Brayer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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