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 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 By the early 20th century, as part of the Great Migration, Black Southerners were also being recruited by brickyard owners, who would pay for their travel expenses. New York Times, 21 May 2021 Weaver’s place and the brickyard, one British coin, King George IV, 1827, the size of a 10-dollar gold piece, used as a watch charm., 13 Jan. 2021 Soon Luigi was working at a brickyard and then later in a power plant for the Pennsylvania Railroad. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of brickyard

1618, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Brickyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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