Definition of brass rubbing in English:

brass rubbing


mass noun
  • 1The action of rubbing heelball or chalk over paper laid on an engraved brass to reproduce its design.

    • ‘There are face painting and brass rubbing for the younger generation and visitors can cool off with a trip on our boat.’
    • ‘Rope making, face painting, brass rubbing and a special quiz were all on offer.’
    • ‘Starting at 10 am, there will be tours of the church, brass rubbing, exhibitions and bell ringing.’
    • ‘What - the city with its own brass rubbing centre, the city that is about to stage a major exhibition on the history of cutlery - boring?’
    • ‘We'd be over it and on to the next passion - for brass rubbing, say, or morris dancing.’
    • ‘Events at the Stone Jetty will include making jigsaws, brass rubbing and bird watching - weather permitting, of course.’
    • ‘Also supporting the event was the Greenwich Heritage Centre, which gave children the chance to take part in brass rubbing, quizzes, colouring sheets and word searches.’
    1. 1.1count noun An image created by brass rubbing.
      • ‘Students of all ages create brilliant brass rubbings to take home, while immersing themselves in the art and culture of the 14th and 15th centuries.’
      • ‘‘We will be taking detailed brass rubbings and photographs and getting as much information as we can so it can all be referenced later,’ he said.’
      • ‘Each is made of zinc, with a relief map of the walls and information and illustrations carved in bas relief - great for children who want to make brass rubbings.’
      • ‘You can tell immediately if someone has tried to do it incorrectly because there will be scrapes, gouges and brass rubbings all over the place.’
      • ‘The day spent here was one which seemed to pass in half an hour, even for Bea, who once had to spend six months in Venice doing brass rubbings.’


brass rubbing