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noun (1)

bra·​zier ˈbrā-zhər How to pronounce brazier (audio)
: one who works in brass


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noun (2)

: a pan for holding burning coals
: a utensil in which food is exposed to heat through a wire grill

Examples of brazier in a Sentence

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The lighting starts at 7:05 p.m. and braziers remain lit until midnight. Lauren Daley,, 7 Sep. 2023 Another tofu dish, Chiba Tofu, is extremely firm, thin-sliced and smoky, brought to the table still cooking in a griddle atop a brazier. Susan Dunne,, 6 Dec. 2021 The key was its form: Instead of glassy beads in an open brazier, a public spectacle, it was offered as an oil, intimate and discreet, for an audience of one. New York Times, 7 May 2021

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Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English brasier, from bras brass

Noun (2)

French brasier, from Old French, fire of hot coals, from breze hot coals — more at braise

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1690, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of brazier was in the 14th century

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“Brazier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a pan for holding burning coals
: a utensil on which food is grilled

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