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 Home surveillance video shows the bear walking along the top of a concrete brick wall with two cubs when four dogs ran toward them, barking and growling. David Williams, CNN, 2 June 2021 Darren Jett had been living in a ground-floor apartment with a view of a brick wall for five years when the pandemic hit. Wendy Goodman, Curbed, 17 May 2021 The brick wall is carried from the exterior and provides continuity with the interior. Cassie Condrey, Southern Living, 24 June 2021 The red brick wall was painted a dark blue, there are two mannequins with Zach’s uniforms, an abstract painting using blue and white paint of all six children doing each of their passions and more. Norma Gonzalez, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 June 2021 The sign sits atop the left-field wall, in front of a brick wall supporting the scoreboard. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 6 May 2021 Four televisions hang along the brick wall behind the bar, which has the requisite plastic dividers. Marc Bona, cleveland, 29 Mar. 2021 First, lay a drop cloth under the brick wall and tape it down to prevent tripping. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, 16 Mar. 2021 Chauvin, in his first public appearance since he was escorted out of a Minnesota courtroom following his conviction, was in a small room during the hearing, with a white brick wall behind him and a window in front of him. Amy Forliti,, 1 June 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brick wall.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of brick wall

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About brick wall

Time Traveler for brick wall

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for brick wall

Last Updated

13 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Brick wall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on brick wall

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for brick wall


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!