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Definition of "brickwork" [brick•work]

  • The technique or work of constructing with bricks and mortar. (noun)
  • A structure made of bricks. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brickwork" in a sentence
  • "It was not actually as cool as I had hoped in that all the old brickwork is up the dangerous channel (the way we didn't go) so it was basically just a really long, filthy culvert, and the river was foul, but I now know an awful lot about buried rivers."
  • "Clearly what with a coup in Thailand, allegations of corruption at the heart of English football and the trial of the UK's first Iraq war criminal, the state of my brickwork is the most important thing in the whole world. posted by Alistair Myles at 5:24 PM"
  • "And then, again, just before heading down, we were told the brickwork is the finest in the world—factoids mentioned, I guess, so that we would concentrate more on the bricks than on what was floating past."