What does the word brush mean?

Usage examples for brush

  1. I shall not use my brush for some time without thinking about it. – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  2. I beg your pardon, madam; my brush touched your face. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  3. There was a gravity, an earnestness in his speech which she could not lightly brush aside. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler