brayer [brey-er] ExamplesWord Origin noun Printing.

  1. a small roller for inking type by hand, usually for making a proof.

Origin of brayer First recorded in 1680–90; bray2 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for brayer Historical Examples of brayer

  • I sent it to his house by a porter, who returned in a few minutes, and told me Mr. Brayer would be glad to see me at that instant.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

    Tobias Smollett

  • Then Elijah clean his knife down in the earth, and when he’d finished laughin’ he put ub a brayer.

    Oriental Encounters

    Marmaduke Pickthall

  • The division of Brayer, as soon as reviewed, set out on its march to Paris.

    Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I

    Fleury de Chaboulon.

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