masonry

noun
ma·​son·​ry | \ ˈmā-sᵊn-rē \
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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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 The house has solid masonry construction and ornate finishes throughout. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Luxury homes: $6M PV mansion has solar photo-voltaic system, views of Mummy Mountain," 30 Apr. 2018 The contracts approved Thursday covered all phases of the construction including brick masonry, concrete, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and roofing. Carole Carlson, Post-Tribune, "Hobart awards bids for high school aquatic center," 6 July 2018 So, PennDot is spending a hefty sum to restore its masonry and reinforce its structure. Aubrey Nagle, Philly.com, "Students walk out, Lamb declares victory, Krasner won't oppose Mill's release | Morning Newsletter," 15 Mar. 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 \
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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