high brass

noun

Definition of high brass

  1. 1 :  brass containing at least 33 percent zinc — compare low brass

  2. 2 :  high-ranking officers or officials the living honorees weren't always political or military or railroad high brass — B. A. Botkin & A. F. Harlow doesn't know enlisted men and their opinion of high brass — G. W. Johnson

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First Known Use of high brass

1951


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