ashlar

noun
ash·​lar | \ ˈash-lər How to pronounce ashlar (audio) \

Definition of ashlar

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

First Known Use of ashlar

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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“Ashlar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ashlar. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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