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brass/ˈbræs/
British/ˈbrɑːs/noun
pluralbrasses
brass
/ˈbræs/British/ˈbrɑːs/
noun
pluralbrasses
Learner's definition of BRASS  
[noncount] : a yellow metal that is made by combining copper and zinc— often used before another noun
: musical instruments (such as trumpets, trombones, and tubas) that are made of brass
[noncount]
[plural]
— often used before another noun
— see also brass band
[noncount] : bright metal objects made of brass
[noncount]chiefly US, informal : the people in the highest positions in an organization (such as the military or a business)
Brass is used with both plural and singular verbs in this sense.
— often used with the

(as) bold as brass

— see 1bold

get down to brass tacks

informal
: to start to discuss or consider the most important details or facts about something
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