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

The two-story, which dates to 1927, features exposed brickwork, steep gables and half-timbering that is characteristic of the period style. Jack Flemming,, "Hot Property: Donald Trump, art of the Beverly Hills deal," 22 June 2019 The Lazaretto is a utilitarian structure with imperfect brickwork and pine floors, most likely designed by the carpenters who built it. Inga Saffron,, "This building on the Delaware River saved immigrant lives for 95 years. Now it’s been rescued by Tinicum Twp. | Inga Saffron," 4 June 2019 Mercer Hotel Barcelona, Spain Rooms at the Mercer are bright, spacious, and impeccably laid out; some have even been built into an original Roman defense tower, translating to walls of gorgeous, centuries-old brickwork. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The addition was built using a pale Danish brick, which echoes the original brickwork of the house and remains exposed within the addition. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "Behind the Scenes of a London Townhouse’s Modern Makeover," 15 Aug. 2018 But that's the case for Compère Lapin, part of boutique hotel The Old 77, which has exposed brickwork and looming wooden beams. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Restaurants in New Orleans," 28 Feb. 2018 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

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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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