brick·​work | \ˈbrik-ˌwərk \

Definition of brickwork 

: work of or with bricks and mortar

Examples of brickwork in a Sentence

Some of the brickwork is in need of repair.

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As the Peale Center sat vacant for nearly 20 years, plants and grass overtook the original stone and brickwork in the outdoor courtyard. Lauren Lumpkin,, "Morgan project aims to help diversify architecture, historic preservation fields," 10 July 2018 Built in 1172, the minaret was approximately 145 feet tall and decorated with ornamental brickwork that was renowned during that period, widely considered a golden age of Islamic architecture and art. Margaret Coker, New York Times, "Mosul’s Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble," 24 Apr. 2018 The parish hall addition, which features substantial brickwork and heavy timber framing, is an integral part of the overall property, according to the city's historic preservation planners. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Conversion of historic downtown Milwaukee St. James Church to event venue wins city approval," 10 July 2018 That building is 288 Pacific Ave., where residents last month began moving into 33 units contained within an overscaled grid of brickwork and recessed metal. John King,, "Well-crafted Jackson Square condos rich in design inspiration," 2 July 2018 The apartment block’s uneven brickwork and missing mortar contrast sharply with the gleaming blue and white soccer palace that Russian media say cost about 17.9 billion rubles ($283 million). Washington Post, "Nizhny Novgorod: Soviet ‘closed city’ teems with tourists," 30 June 2018 The apartment block's uneven brickwork and missing mortar contrast sharply with the gleaming blue and white soccer palace that Russian media say cost about 17.9 billion rubles ($283 million). Stephen Wade, Fox News, "Nizhny Novgorod: Soviet 'closed city' teems with tourists," 30 June 2018 Amtrak is upgrading the brickwork in front of the historic, single-track railroad depot, which was built in 1870 and rebuilt in 1988. Rebecca Lurye,, "Despite New Commuter Line, Rail Upgrades Lag North Of Hartford," 12 June 2018 The brickwork is patterned—plain basket-weave up to the top of the doorframe, then incorporating circular and diamond-shapes. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "A Final Resting Place, Both Beguiling and Beautiful," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of brickwork

1580, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of brickwork

: the part of something that is made with bricks

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