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masonry

Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪsnri/

Translation of masonry in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Constr] (craft of mason) albañilería (feminine)
    (stone masonry)
    mampostería (feminine) beware of falling masonry peligro de derrumbe (before noun/delante del nombre) masonry drill taladro (masculine) de mampostería or de pared
    Example sentences
    • Once the mortar is dry, you can attach a cutting board to the side of the barbecue with fluted masonry nails.
    • The gypsum board must be attached to the wood furring strips or underlying masonry using nails or screws.
    • The project saw the renewal of stonework and replacement of masonry on the cathedral's rose window.
    Example sentences
    • The project aims to bring the children back to civilian life by giving them a trade in carpentry, masonry or metal work.
    • To say these guys will be throwing up bricks is an affront to the fine profession of masonry.
    • The building of a house, or even any transaction concerning it, is not just a matter of masonry or of business.
    1.2 (organization)
    (Mmasonry, Free masonry)
    masonería (feminine), francmasonería (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • While universalists insisted that Masonry was not a religion, they did view it as a great aid to religion.
    • They are not, however, recognized as being official Masonry organization, and Masonic contact with them is forbidden.
    • There's a lot more of that in Masonry than you'd think: Masonry is for people like us, if we choose.

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