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bricklayer Syllabification: brick·lay·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbrikˌlāər/

Definition of bricklayer in English:

noun

A person whose job is to build walls, houses, and other structures with bricks.
Example sentences
  • Once the bricklayer and mason contractor leave the job, it is important to protect the completed masonry.
  • The structure was subsequently built by the London bricklayer and the plasterer.
  • After leaving school at 16 he trained as a bricklayer and plasterer.

Derivatives

bricklaying

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrikˌlāiNG/
noun
Example sentences
  • The bricklaying process for a mortarless barbecue is much simpler than that of a brick barbecue with mortar.
  • There are tricks of the trade in bricklaying, and the learning curve can be steep.
  • It also makes the bricklaying process easier on your knees.

Words that rhyme with bricklayer

tracklayer • minelayer

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