horse brass

/ˈhɔs bras/ (say 'haws brahs)

noun
a brass ornament, originally as worn on a horse's harness.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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 (disambiguation) — Brass is a metal alloy of copper and zinc.Brass may also refer to: * Brass (TV series), a 1980s British television series starring Timothy West * Brass, a city in Bayelsa State, Nigeria * Brass instrument, a musical instrument where the sound is… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • horse — n. & v. n. 1 a a solid hoofed plant eating quadruped, Equus caballus, with flowing mane and tail, used for riding and to carry and pull loads. b an adult male horse; a stallion or gelding. c any other four legged mammal of the genus Equus,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse brasses —    Brass plaques as ornaments for the harness of cart horses were first made in the late 18th century; they became very popular in the 1850s, replacing an older style of adornment with ribbons, woollen fringes, and tooled leather. In some areas… …   A Dictionary of English folklore


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