noun (1)
bra·​zier | \ ˈbrā-zhər How to pronounce brazier (audio) \

Definition of brazier

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one who works in brass


noun (2)

Definition of brazier (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of brazier

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1690, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for brazier

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

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“Brazier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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