ashlar

noun

ash·​lar ˈash-lər How to pronounce ashlar (audio)
1
: hewn or squared stone
also : masonry of such stone
2
: a thin squared and dressed stone for facing a wall of rubble or brick

Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ashlar was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Ashlar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ashlar. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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