An example of brass is the metal used to for fittings in the piping systems that transfer explosive gases.
An example of a brass is a trumpet.
An example of brass are the Captains in the U.S. Navy.
An example of brass used as an adjective is in the phrase "brass ring," which means a ring made out of primarily copper and zinc.
The brass are not going to like this.
The brass is not going to like this.
You've got a lot of brass telling me to do that!
Origin of brass
- Middle English bras from Old English bræs
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English bræs.
- By ellipsis