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 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. NOLA.com, "From the Files of The Farmer," 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, "How my father pursued the American Dream," 13 Dec. 2020 After the last area brickyard closed in 1941, marinas generally replaced them. New York Times, "Stony Point, N.Y.: An Escape From the ‘Chaos’ of the City," 18 Mar. 2020 Image Grassy Point and next-door Beach Road once teemed with brickyards, which flourished in the wake of wood-building bans in Manhattan after a devastating 1835 fire, according to the Haverstraw Brick Museum. New York Times, "Stony Point, N.Y.: An Escape From the ‘Chaos’ of the City," 18 Mar. 2020 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

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First Known Use of brickyard

1618, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jan 2021

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“Brickyard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brickyard. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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