Definition of brickwork in English:

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brickwork

Pronunciation: /ˈbrikˌwərk/

noun

1The bricks in a wall, house, or other structure, typically in terms of their type or layout: the patterned brickwork of the gables
More example sentences
  • The optimum way of ensuring an unblemished appearance is to keep brickwork clean as walls are being built.
  • Homeowners may also decorate by way of variations in thatching patterns, brickwork, or woodworking techniques.
  • While plant growth can shorten the life of brickwork, a well-constructed wall should still last for many decades.
1.1The craft or occupation of building walls, houses, or other structures with bricks.
Example sentences
  • About 12 years ago I set up my own building company, and I went to college to do brickwork.
  • He knew that I wanted to do brickwork and in the end he left me his tools.
  • All this time I thought they were a bunch of guys that did brickwork for free.

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Syllabification: brick·work

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