brick·​yard ˈbrik-ˌyärd How to pronounce brickyard (audio)
: a place where bricks are made

Examples of brickyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The family lived in a small house behind a mercadito that her godmother owned in Barrio Simons, a neighborhood in what’s now Montebello that stood next to one of the biggest brickyards in the world. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2023 The structure is still comprised of its original brick walls, which were made with mud from Nathaniel Kellum's brickyard. Robin Soslow, Chron, 5 May 2023 In 1842, the vocational school opened, followed by a mill, brickyard, farm and church, to encourage self-reliance and education. Natalie Preddie, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 The museum is on the site of an old brickyard and plantation where enslaved laborers once worked, so Benjamin built his structure out of black bricks. Daniel Drake, The New York Review of Books, 7 May 2022 With 11 safari-style tents — each with king-size beds and private baths — the 96-acre Camp Aramoni opened last September on the grounds of a former 19th-century brickyard and launched its first full season on April 29. Kristine Hansen, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2022 This summer, the hotel will expand with additional guest rooms inside the historic mansion on a hill above the riverfront, where one of the brickyard's owners once lived. Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2022 His father, Presley Cason, worked in a brickyard while his wife Pearline was a seamstress. Jacques Kelly,, 13 Mar. 2022 To this day, the town holds a memorial service every January for the victims, and exhibitions about the landslide are on permanent display at the Haverstraw Brick Museum, which was founded in 1995 by descendants of brickyard workers. New York Times, 21 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1618, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brickyard was in 1618

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“Brickyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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