Brink (?), n. [Dan. brink edge,
verge; akin to Sw. brink declivity, hill, Icel. brekka; cf.
LG. brink a grassy hill, W. bryn hill, bryncyn
hillock.] The edge, margin, or border of a steep place, as of a
precipice; a bank or edge, as of a river or pit; a verge; a border; as, the
brink of a chasm. Also Fig. "The brink of vice."
Bp. Porteus. "The brink of ruin." Burke.
The plashy brink of weedy lake.