brick wall


Definition of brick wall

1 : a wall made of brick
2 : an immovable block or obstruction the plan ran into a brick wall

Examples of brick wall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pickup collided with a curb and then a brick wall in front of a home near Coy Court, police said. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2022 The knowledge that goes into building a brick wall that is truly vertical or hanging a door that doesn’t stick, printing a book that doesn’t smudge or casting a bell that won’t split, is hard to trace to its origins. Anthony Grafton, The New York Review of Books, 7 Sep. 2022 At the Sun & Surf, a brick wall was painted bright white and the parking lot briefly became a drive-in before masked moviegoers were allowed back inside, Seyler said. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 2 Sep. 2022 With an experienced and talented offensive line, the reassignment creates a brick wall on the left side when paired with Outland Trophy nominee Kadeem Telfort. Evan Dudley, al, 26 Aug. 2022 In the living room, a stone fireplace and brick wall hark back to Kappe’s affinity for sustainable materials. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 19 Aug. 2022 Healthy joints have a feeling at the end range that’s like pressing into a moist, pliable sponge versus a brick wall or a piece of leather. Esther Smith, Outside Online, 9 Aug. 2022 But a few days later, Carman found Bob in the smoking area, leaning against the cold brick wall and crying. Stephanie Mansfield, Good Housekeeping, 11 Aug. 2022 Embedded within all this frenetic energy are moments of negative space, which even in their brevity halt all motion with the finality of a brick wall. Katie Bain, Billboard, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of brick wall

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Sep 2022

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“Brick wall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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