brick wall

noun

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 brick wall in Triples Alley was the only obstacle standing in the way of a two-homer game from the 6-foot-5 slugger, who sent a 109.3 mph missile screaming for a double that led to Houston’s first run in the fourth inning. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 12 June 2024 In addition to restoring the school and convent, the Visitation project preserves other historical parts of the property: the cemetery, where 125 sisters are buried, the convent gardens, and a brick wall along E. Second Street. Washington Post, 12 June 2024 The man’s head is obscured by a brick wall resting on his shoulders. Anne Stein, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 June 2024 This historic German bar has a beer garden surrounded by brick walls to hide it from the busy east side corner it is located on. Jordyn Noennig, Journal Sentinel, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for brick wall 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of brick wall was in the 15th century

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“Brick wall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brick%20wall. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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