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  1. brass

    • IPA[brɑːs]


    • n.
      a yellow alloy of copper and zinc;a decorative object made of brass
    • noun: brass, plural noun: brasses

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    • 1. a yellow alloy of copper and zinc a brass plate on the door
    • a decorative object made of brass shining brasses stood on the mantelpiece
    • British a round flat brass ornament for the harness of a draught horse.
    • a memorial, typically a medieval one, consisting of a flat piece of inscribed brass, laid in the floor or set into the wall of a church children do not appear on memorial brasses until the 1420s
    • a brass block or die used for stamping a design on a book binding.
    • 2. brass wind instruments (including trumpet, horn, and trombone) forming a band or a section of an orchestra the brass were consistently too loud
    • 3. informal people in authority or of high military rank the top brass of the Jockey Club
    • 4. British informal money they wanted to spend their newly acquired brass