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 Many historical features, including decorative exterior brickwork, half-timbered details, leaded-pane windows and oak and maple floors, were preserved. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$1.7 Million Homes in Wisconsin, Arizona and New Jersey," 4 Mar. 2020 The incident damaged concrete and brickwork at the campus’ urban plaza. oregonlive, "New measles risk at PDX airport after infected child passed through: Morning Briefing for Thursday, Nov. 21," 21 Nov. 2019 In addition to the brickwork-and-concrete sign still visible on the façade, the store’s name was painted along the side closer to the corner. Paula Allen,, "West Side’s Fulton Market was one of first modern markets in San Antonio," 4 Jan. 2020 Distinguished by their intricate brickwork and limestone trim, these elegantly forthright carriage houses were designed by the firm of William B. Tubby, a favorite architect of the Pratt clan. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, "The Many Lives of a Carriage House," 25 Oct. 2019 Features: Located in the Clocktower Lofts building, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom features original brickwork and timber beams contrasted by contemporary fixtures and finishes., "Live/work lofts blend form, function," 17 Jan. 2020 Main entrance brickwork and window installation are nearly complete. Beth Mlady, cleveland, "New schools’ construction moving right along in Berea district," 1 Dec. 2019 Cracks run through the brickwork of Ms. Carter’s early-20th-century house, and wooden beams have been bolted to the walls to stabilize them. Stanley Reed, New York Times, "Earthquakes Are Jolting the Netherlands. Gas Drilling Is to Blame.," 24 Oct. 2019 What's needed are a restoration of the perimeter wall, attention to limestone and brickwork and a new roof for Ruthmere, among other repairs. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "A rare sculpture in Elkhart surprised everyone when it sold for $7.5 million. Here's why.," 10 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of brickwork

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Brickwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of brickwork

: the part of something that is made with bricks

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