variants: or less commonly scintle \ ˈskintᵊl \

Definition of skintle

1 : to stack (molded brick) with spaces between to allow ventilation for drying
2 : to set (bricks) in a wall irregularly so that the bricks are out of line with the face of the wall ¹/₈ to ¹/₄ inch or more

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“Skintle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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