Share this entry

Share this page

cavity wall

Line breaks: cav¦ity wall

Definition of cavity wall in English:

noun

A wall formed from two thicknesses of brickwork or blockwork with a space between them.
Example sentences
  • While a wall with a 19 millimetre air space cannot be a cavity wall, it must perform as one.
  • The brick masonry in these locations is designed with a cavity wall, so why is it necessary to protect the face of the sheathing?
  • In a cavity wall, water that penetrates the exterior wythe is prevented from reaching the interior wythe because of the open air space between the two.

Definition of cavity wall in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

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 terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing