Definition of tuck-point in English:

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tuck-point

Pronunciation: /ˈtəkˌpoint/

verb

[with object]
Point (brickwork) with colored mortar so as to have a narrow groove that is filled with fine white lime putty allowed to project slightly.
Example sentences
  • Repairing cracked mortar is called tuck-pointing.
  • The house outside my window needs to be tuck-pointed.
  • The brick has been tuck-pointed, windows have been restored, and some window framing was replaced.

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