Share this entry

English bond Syllabification: Eng·lish bond

Definition of English bond in English:


A bond used in brickwork consisting of alternate courses of stretchers and headers.
Example sentences
  • New brickwork (both blue in the middle and reddish in the new mass to the east) properly follows the English bond of the original work (alternate rows of headers and stretchers).
  • Garden walls built using English bond are one brick wide.
  • When you reach the end and start the second course, remember that the first brick starts halfway along the brick below it, assuming you are using English bond.

Definition of English bond in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
not harmful or offensive