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.

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Down below was the separation barrier, with decorous brickwork beautifying the side facing an Israeli settlement. David M. Halbfinger, New York Times, "Touring the Israeli Occupation: Young U.S. Jews Get an Unflinching View," 10 July 2019 His father was a Chicago policeman who owned his own brickwork business on the side. Chrissie Dickinson,, "Jimmy Dore uses all kinds of media to make his comedic voice as loud as possible," 10 July 2019 Nearby on circular brickwork enclosing a flower garden in front of the depot, a disheveled man was lying on the ground. John Horgan, The Mercury News, "Horgan: For solitary older adults, it takes a village," 10 July 2019 Patterned brickwork on the upper levels recalls the surface decoration of late Byzantine architecture. Blair Kamin,, "Column: Back from Venice, with a fresh take on Chicago’s Venetian Gothic dazzler at 12 S. Michigan," 12 July 2019 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

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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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