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
Recent Examples on the Web Westminster High School student Savannah Kunkel, who is in the masonry program at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, recently received the Mortar Net Solutions Mason Apprentice Scholarship. Pat Stoetzer,, "East Middle School Replacement Project moving forward as Carroll County school board approves schematic plans," 10 Sep. 2020 Back in the chapel, a second double doorway helps manage temperature and humidity, and steel rebar was introduced to reinforce the masonry walls. Sallie Lewis, WSJ, "Inside The Holy Restoration of Houston’s Rothko Chapel," 8 Sep. 2020 Bring the birds in for observation by meeting their needs for water in the record heat with one or more masonry birdbaths. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: Act now to control fall weeds in your San Antonio lawn and garden," 27 Aug. 2020 But its cast metal hands were disfigured by exposure, vandalism or both, says Mike Shaulis, whose masonry and contracting company, Buildgood, is working on the restoration. Jonathan M. Pitts,, "A statue of Mary welcomed generations to a Baltimore church and school. Repairing it feels like a gesture of hope.," 4 Sep. 2020 Clean, modern walls are juxtaposed with stucco masonry that mimics concrete, adding tactile texture. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Modern lake home in Mahtomedi blurs the boundary between indoors and outdoors," 4 Sep. 2020 And use a masonry bit on your drill to drill into mortar, not the actual brick. Brigitt Earley, Good Housekeeping, "How to Hang a Picture Like a Pro," 2 Sep. 2020 And the rotary hammer chuck equips it for masonry drilling. Joe Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Best Cordless Drills for Woodworking and Other Home Repairs," 1 Sep. 2020 This involves fixing the street structure and repairing more than eight acres of masonry. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit train station renovation still moving ahead in pandemic: Where it stands," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of masonry

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

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“Masonry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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


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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