What does the word brass mean?

Usage examples for brass

  1. He staggered up to him and gasped out, " I've done the trick, give me the brass, and let me go. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  2. I imagine the Great Northern has seen the last of its two thousand dollars' worth of brass fittings, and Stanley Junction of Ike Slump, for a time at least. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  3. I do not think mother would ever cross the threshold if she saw a brass plate. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey