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ashlar

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noun ash·lar \ˈash-lər\

Definition of ashlar

  1. 1 :  hewn or squared stone; also :  masonry of such stone

  2. 2 :  a thin squared and dressed stone for facing a wall of rubble or brick



Origin of ashlar

Middle English asheler, from Anglo-French aiseler, from Old French, traverse beam, from aissele, diminutive of ais plank, from Latin axis, alteration of assis


First Known Use: 14th century


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