brick·​work | \ ˈbrik-ˌwərk How to pronounce brickwork (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Ale House Cigar Bar in downtown offers 17-foot ceilings, original brickwork, and a comfortable lounge in the former Haley’s Brewing, which was in full operation in the early 1900s., 14 July 2021 The works are housed in a centuries-old building that typifies Newari-style architecture, noted for its brickwork and elaborate carved wooden facades. Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 May 2021 Beneath this area builders have discovered one ancient burial site, and Georgian and Victorian brickwork can be seen in an area close to some of the city’s caves. New York Times, 18 May 2021 The proportions and detail of the exterior — the brickwork for example — make many of the other buildings on the street seem vaguely unkempt or worse. Roberta Smith, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2021 The building needs brickwork along the roof parapet wall, gutter work, the 18 new windows, tree removal and emergency board-up. Bert Stratton, WSJ, 2 Dec. 2020 The facade also features antique gray brickwork and industrial metal detailing. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, 2 Nov. 2020 It’s the most dramatic piece of the decorative brickwork used all around the outside. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 29 Aug. 2020 Six full bedroom suites, two kitchens, elevator, handsome brickwork, heated garage space for seven cars. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 29 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of brickwork

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jul 2021

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“Brickwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of brickwork

: the part of something that is made with bricks

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