Definition of brickwork in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪkwəːk/


1 [mass noun] The bricks in a wall, house, or other structure in terms of their type or layout: the patterned brickwork of the gables
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  • 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 structures with bricks: in certain trades, such as brickwork, square metres would be expressed in thousands of bricks
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  • 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.
2 (brickworks) [treated as singular] British A factory where bricks are made: we head over towards the old brickworks
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  • Analysts have been famed for their reticence to come up with profit forecasts, even for a rock-steady business such as a brewery or brickworks.
  • They are found in road-building gangs, in quarries and brickworks, on plantations and in sweatshops.
  • The screenings were held in an abandoned brickworks in inner Sydney.

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