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Definition of "brayer" []

  • One that brays, especially a donkey. (noun)
  • Printing A small hand roller used to spread ink thinly and evenly. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brayer" in a sentence
  • "A beechen implement, resembling somewhat our potato masher, and called the "brayer," was used to manipulate the ink as it lay on the table; an iron shovel, known as the "slicer," being used to portion out from the mass of ink such quantities as were needed from time to time for the brayer."
  • "Or the paper she tested the ink brayer on while making the monotype?"
  • "At a minimum look for a water-based fabric ink pad or ink that you can apply to the stamp with a brayer."