ashlar

noun
ash·​lar | \ˈash-lər \

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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