Braze meaning

brāz
To braze is to solder together or join things together using hot metal.

When you solder two things together, this is an example of a time when you braze.

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To make of or decorate with brass.
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To make hard like brass.
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To solder (two pieces of metal) together using a hard solder with a high melting point.
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To join (metals) by melting nonferrous metals or alloys into the joints at temperatures exceeding 800°F (426.7°C)
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To make of, or coat with, brass or a brasslike substance.
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To make hard like brass.
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To solder using metals with a very high melting point, such as with an alloy of zinc and copper.
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To join two metal pieces, without melting them, using heat and diffusion of a jointing alloy of capillary thickness.
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Origin of braze

  • Probably from French braser from Old French to burn from brese hot coal of Germanic origin bhreu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English brasen from Old English brasian from bræs brass
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French braser (“to burn”).
    From Wiktionary