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brickbat

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪkbat
 
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Definition of brickbat in English:

noun

1A piece of brick used as a missile: traditionally in Calcutta you fight the police with brickbats
More example sentences
  • The park was a chaos of frenzied movement, bodies launching over the fence, brickbats and clubs swinging.
  • She wore outfits of bright green, and hurled arguments about like brickbats.
  • We'd nip at the opposing forces heels, dodging their boots and fists, not to mention brickbats and clubs.
1.1A critical remark or comment: the plaudits were beginning to outnumber the brickbats
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  • As an album, it's slightly better than the kneejerk brickbats would have you believe.
  • I'm always happy to hear from readers, whether they're delivering brickbats, bouquets or news tip-offs.
  • It was the subject of appreciation and brickbats; of Letters to the Editor and newspaper cartoons.

Words that rhyme with brickbat

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