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 Additional pathways were seamlessly added to connect spaces using materials and brick paver patterns to match existing brickwork. Anna Mazurek, Chron, 22 July 2022 Just off the intersection of Sherman Boulevard and Ruby Avenue, in a small gym within the muted brickwork of Atonement Lutheran School, Jordan Poole would receive his summer schooling. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 June 2022 Simulated cracks slash across brickwork on townhouse chimney stacks, and mansards seem to be melting. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 Lost in gray brickwork, obscured by ivy or moss, Sheela-na-gig stone carvings can be hard to spot in the wild -- but these medieval creations are in no way coy. CNN, 17 Mar. 2022 The stroll offers a unique opportunity to see some of Midtown’s most beautiful private gardens, fountains, espaliers, backyard beekeeping, intricate brickwork and other inspiring ideas. Avery Newmark, ajc, 16 Mar. 2022 That includes transporting the sculpture to the school, welding repairs to mounting rods on the sculpture, installing a new foundation, installing brickwork to match the existing wall and finishing with a sandstone cap. cleveland, 11 Mar. 2022 Designed by Indigenous architects, the outside of the building is complemented with brickwork layered in Native designs, while the inside boasts walls decorated in artwork created by Native artists, according to Chief Seattle Club. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 20 Feb. 2022 That list included locations as varied as fantastical colored-rock formations in India and a humble brickwork church in South London. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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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 11 Aug. 2022.

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