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

Definition of bricklayer

: a person who lays brick

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

Examples of bricklayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2002, the sons of a bricklayer formed a business then known as Frac Tech to service wells, eventually selling it for $3.5 billion in 2011. Brody Mullins, WSJ, "Texas Fracking Billionaires Drew Covid-19 Aid While Investing in Rivals," 27 Dec. 2020 For parishioner Isaías Cortina Muñoz, 58, a bricklayer who lived in Baltimore for 20 years, the illness started with days of fever, sore throat and a cold in early June. Stephanie García,, "‘We started weeping in April, and we haven’t stopped’: Baltimore’s Latino community racked by coronavirus," 24 Nov. 2020 Schumacher's bricklayer father Rolf reportedly built his son's first kart from scrap. Calum Trenaman, CNN, "Will we ever see another Formula One champion like Lewis Hamilton?," 17 Nov. 2020 Connery left school at 14 and began working a range of jobs including bricklayer, lifeguard and coffin polisher. Rodney Jefferson,, "Sean Connery, Who Introduced World to James Bond, Dies at 90," 31 Oct. 2020 The young Connery worked in menial jobs such as bricklayer, lifeguard and even a coffin polisher after three years of naval service. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Sean Connery, who defined the role of 'James Bond' for a generation, dies at 90, reports say," 31 Oct. 2020 He was employed for over 44 years as a bricklayer, retiring in 2017. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "It takes vigilance to outwit some of the creative crooks: Whit & Whimsey," 9 Oct. 2020 Another 311 were known by their roles within the campus or their relation to others who lived or worked there: bricklayer, mother, son, niece. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "A powerful new memorial to U-Va.’s enslaved workers reclaims lost lives and forgotten narratives," 13 Aug. 2020 In fact, there is an annual event called the Spec Mix Bricklayer 500, where people from around the world try to win the title of best bricklayer and, maybe someday, to break Boil’s longstanding record. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Watch a Bricklaying Robot Set a New Lay Speed Record," 5 June 2020

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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 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bricklayer

: a person whose job is to build things with bricks


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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