- brass monkey Brit.
- brass monkey Brit.informalused to indicate extremely cold weather: cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. [from a type of brass rack or ‘monkey’ in which cannonballs were stored and which contracted in very cold weather, ejecting the balls.]→ brass
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brass — noun 1》 a yellow alloy of copper and zinc. ↘(also horse brass) Brit. a flat brass ornament for the harness of a draught horse. ↘a memorial consisting of a flat piece of inscribed brass set into the wall or floor of a church. ↘a brass… … English new terms dictionary
brass — ► NOUN 1) a yellow alloy of copper and zinc. 2) (also horse brass) a flat brass ornament for the harness of a draught horse. 3) Brit. a memorial consisting of a flat piece of inscribed brass in the wall or floor of a church. 4) brass wind… … English terms dictionary
brass — n. & adj. n. 1 a yellow alloy of copper and zinc. 2 a an ornament or other decorated piece of brass. b brass objects collectively. 3 Mus. brass wind instruments (including trumpet, horn, trombone) forming a band or a section of an orchestra. 4… … Useful english dictionary
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