brick·​lay·​er | \ ˈbrik-ˌlā-ər How to pronounce bricklayer (audio) , -ˌler \

Definition of bricklayer

: a person who lays brick

Other Words from bricklayer

bricklaying \ ˈbrik-​ˌlā-​iŋ How to pronounce bricklayer (audio) \ noun

Examples of bricklayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her father was samba-loving bricklayer, and her mother washed neighbors’ clothes for a living. Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2022 For a brief period, Mr. Gregory would later become a Bethlehem Steel bricklayer. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 26 Apr. 2022 The authors write that much of the concrete used today is created using Portland cement, which Joseph Aspdin, a bricklayer from Leeds, England, received a patent for in the 19th century. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 Another American Fredrick Lorz, a bricklayer who trained by night, earned his spot on the Olympic Team by placing in a five-mile race sponsored by the Amateur Athletic Union. Outside Online, 29 July 2021 Her mother, Rosária Maria da Conceição, was a washerwoman; her father, Avelino Gomes, was a bricklayer who played guitar and liked samba music. Michael Astor, New York Times, 20 Jan. 2022 Not long ago, the boxy, brick-nosed pickup might have drawn the interest of a bricklayer or a roofer looking for a cheap work truck. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 30 Nov. 2021 These styles can be generally categorized as abstract, geometric, bricklayer; Sears corduroy, and workclothes. Jeanine Hays And Bryan Mason, House Beautiful, 20 Sep. 2021 Osama bin Laden’s father, Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, started his career as bricklayer for Saudi Aramco, which was founded in the 1930s as an offshoot of Standard Oil of California, the beginning of deep US investment in Middle East oil production. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 10 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bricklayer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bricklayer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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brick·​lay·​er | \ ˈbrik-ˌlā-ər How to pronounce bricklayer (audio) \

Kids Definition of bricklayer

: a person who builds or paves with bricks

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