bricks and mortar
Definition of bricks and mortar
: houses and other buildings especially when people consider buying them because of their possible future value Market uncertainties have been driving the rush to invest in bricks and mortar.
Word by Word Definitions
: a handy-sized unit of building or paving material typically being rectangular and about 21⁄4 × 33⁄4 × 8 inches (57 × 95 × 203 millimeters) and of moist clay hardened by heat
: a good-hearted person
: a rectangular compressed mass (as of ice cream)
: to close, face, or pave with bricks
: to render (an electronic device, such as a smartphone) nonfunctional (as by accidental damage, malicious hacking, or software changes)
: a sturdy vessel in which material is pounded or rubbed with a pestle
: a portable muzzle-loading weapon having a tube short in relation to its caliber (see caliber 2b) that is used to throw bombs at high angles
: any of several similar firing devices
: a plastic building material (as a mixture of cement, lime, or gypsum plaster with sand and water) that hardens and is used in masonry or plastering
: to plaster or make fast with mortar
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