brazier

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Brazier with grill and pot rest

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English brasier, from brasen (to make out of bronze or brass), from Old English brasian, bræsian (to cover with brass), equivalent to brass +‎ -ier.

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brazier (plural braziers)

  1. A worker in brass.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French brasier (pan of hot coals), from Middle French braisier, from Old French brasier, from brese (embers, hot coals), of Germanic origin, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *brasō. See braise.

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brazier (plural braziers)

  1. An upright standing or hanging metal bowl used for holding burning coal for a source of light or heat.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      One of them came forward, and, producing a lamp, lit it from his brazier (for the Amahagger when on a journey nearly always carried with them a little lighted brazier, from which to provide fire).
    • March 1920, Alice Ballantine Kirjassoff, “FORMOSA THE BEAUTIFUL”, in National Geographic Magazine[2], page 264-5:
      At almost any time, while the boats weigh anchor, a small party can be seen in the stern, clustering about a charcoal brazier- a woman busy dishing out bowls of soup and macaroni, and men in palm-leaf hats, their bronzed bodies stripped to the waist, hurriedly scooping up steaming threads with the aid of long wooden chop-sticks.


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