arch brick

noun

Definition of arch brick

1 : a wedge-shaped brick used in the building of an arch — compare compass brick
2 : brick that has been overburned through being placed in contact with the fire in the arch of a kiln : clinker sense 2a also : one such brick

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“Arch brick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arch%20brick. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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