What does the word brute mean?

Usage examples for brute

  1. You brute- you coward- I want them! – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. The brute knows that I am frightened of him, and takes advantage of my terror. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  3. Another old brute- Mother Barbara! – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins