masonry

noun
ma·​son·​ry | \ ˈmā-sᵊn-rē How to pronounce masonry (audio) \
plural masonries

Definition of masonry

1a : something constructed of materials used by masons
b : the art, trade, or occupation of a mason
c : work done by a mason
2 capitalized : freemasonry

Examples of masonry in a Sentence

a structure built of masonry

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With the right blade, a circular saw can be used to cut framing lumber, sheet goods, roofing, metal, masonry, and more. Tim Layton, Popular Mechanics, "Out Best Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Circular Saw," 14 Mar. 2019 Furthermore, bits of masonry are subject to fall of the building's facade, one of which narrowly missed Princess Anne in 2007. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Why Prince Charles and Other Royal Family Members Secretly Dislike Buckingham Palace," 27 Jan. 2019 Inside, the Watershed — which opens at the far end to the harbor — retains a raw industrial character, with train tracks still visible across the floor and an original masonry wall. New York Times, "In an East Boston Shipyard, a Watershed Idea for Art," 22 June 2018 Another thing to look out for: When installing a cap that mounts to the flue, be careful to use proper hardware and drill bits for masonry. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "So You Want To Fix Your Chimney," 21 Dec. 2018 Banwell credits Ted with deep knowledge of construction and a love of masonry. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "Meet the Hunters, Vermont’s modernist-house pioneers," 9 Aug. 2018 According to Peter, innovative masonry veneer techniques developed in the early 1900s made brick and stone homes more affordable to build, but the intricacies of Tudors still were quite expensive for the average home builder. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "There's A Reason You Don't See Many Tudor-Style Homes These Days," 1 Nov. 2018 Many homes built recently are hybrids, combining traditional styles with unreinforced masonry and tile roofs too heavy for the structures when they are shaken by quakes. Elaine Kurtenbach, The Seattle Times, "Disaster undoes hard-won progress for Indonesian port city," 2 Oct. 2018 Teamworks competition involved building a structure with framing, siding, plumbing, masonry and electrical in 14 hours over two days. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North County School News, May 31," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of masonry

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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masonry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of masonry

: the stone, brick, or concrete used to build things
: work done using stone, brick, or concrete : work done by a mason

masonry

noun
ma·​son·​ry | \ ˈmā-sᵊn-rē How to pronounce masonry (audio) \
plural masonries

Kids Definition of masonry

1 : something built of stone or brick
2 : the work done using stone or brick
3 : the art, trade, or occupation of a mason

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