bricklayer

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

Definition of bricklayer

: a person who lays brick

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Other Words from bricklayer

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

Examples of bricklayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the Prinsenhof, the self-effacing De Hooch, a bricklayer’s son from Rotterdam who disappears from all documents after 1679, steps back into the limelight. B.t. | Delft, The Economist, "In a new exhibition, Pieter de Hooch steps out of Vermeer’s shadow," 16 Oct. 2019 Once these cavities had been cleaned out, bricklayers infilled and repointed the walls. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "To rebuild East Baltimore’s Hoen plant, workers had to remove the trees," 5 Oct. 2019 This is to certify that this wall was built by two bricklayers from Newark, N.J., by the names of William Hanly and James Lennon, members of No. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "112-Year-Old Message in a Beer Bottle Found Inside Wall at New Jersey University," 2 Dec. 2019 His mother earned some money in a tobacco shop, while his father eked out a living as a bricklayer. Andrew Marton, Washington Post, "Ginger Baker, rock drumming colossus of Cream, dies at 80," 6 Oct. 2019 His mother earned some money in a tobacco shop, while his father eked out a living as a bricklayer. cleveland, "Ginger Baker, rock drumming legend of Cream, dies at 80," 6 Oct. 2019 Peter Baker — nicknamed Ginger for his red hair — grew up in South London, the son of a bricklayer who died in World War II. Robert Levine, Billboard, "Ginger Baker Appreciation: The Cream Innovator Brought a New Level of Rhythmic Complexity to Rock," 10 Oct. 2019 Born in 1939, Peter Edward Baker was the son of a bricklayer killed during World War II when Ginger was just 4. Hillel Italie, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80," 6 Oct. 2019 Peter Edward Baker was the son of a bricklayer killed during World War II when Ginger was just 4. Hillel Italie, The Denver Post, "Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer and former Colorado resident, dies at 80," 6 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of bricklayer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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24 Dec 2019

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“Bricklayer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bricklayer. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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bricklayer

noun
How to pronounce bricklayer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bricklayer

: a person whose job is to build things with bricks

bricklayer

noun
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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