brickyard

noun
brick·​yard | \ ˈbrik-ˌyärd How to pronounce brickyard (audio) \

Definition of brickyard

: a place where bricks are made

Examples of brickyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Situated on an old brickyard in the Catskills, Terra Glamping’s Kingston location sits smack-dab on the Hudson River. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "5 glamping destinations in the US for those who want to enjoy nature in complete comfort," 27 July 2018 These two events would eventually force Ruben to drop out of school at 15 to support his mother and siblings by taking a job at the Pueblo brickyard. Alex Burness, The Denver Post, "A Colorado family finds closure 75 years after Nazis kill soldier in Italy," 28 Nov. 2019 At the brickyard outside Dhubri, most of the loaders carting raw bricks to the kilns were women. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Behind India's construction boom, a world of ‘systematic slavery’," 11 Sep. 2019 And contract laborer Shazima Kathum, 24, shares the same fate as roughly 12 million other workers toiling in such dusty brickyards. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Behind India's construction boom, a world of ‘systematic slavery’," 11 Sep. 2019 But soon after his brickyard triumph, Petillo was having frequent scrapes with the law. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "Some sold weed, one robbed a bank, one cut a girlfriend: Race drivers who went to prison," 22 May 2018 The couple eventually settled in Pennsylvania, working in the brickyards. Joy Johnston, ajc, "Delphine Gibson, oldest person in US, dies at 114," 11 May 2018 The couple lived for a time in North Carolina then moved to Mount Union to join a growing community of African-Americans who came up from the South to work in the area's now-historic brickyards. CBS News, "Delphine Gibson, oldest person in U.S., dies at 114," 11 May 2018 The couple lived for a time in North Carolina then moved to Mount Union, Pennsylvania, in the 1930s to work in the brickyards. Fox News, "Oldest person in US dies; Pennsylvania woman was 114," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of brickyard

1618, in the meaning defined above

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8 Feb 2020

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“Brickyard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brickyard. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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