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[brik-yahrd] /ˈbrɪkˌyɑrd/
a place where bricks are made, stored, or sold.
Origin of brickyard
An Americanism dating back to 1725-35; brick + yard2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Similar results are the outcome of the brickyard Act of 1871, as touching the welfare of the children.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
  • Then some people got hold of me and pulled me out and took me over to a brickyard.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • The neighbourhood of the brickyard was shelled and gassed until the crew longed for the battle.

    A Company of Tanks W. H. L. Watson
  • Hed have to hurry if he was to get to that brickyard in seventeen minutes!

    Full-Back Foster Ralph Henry Barbour
  • People who could not afford to go to Portobello for convalescence brought their children to the brickyard.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • The bricks were all made in the school's brickyard, and laid by the students.

  • So it came about, after long and slow deliberation, that the first brickyard was started.

    Literary New York Charles Hemstreet
  • I know why it is called the Brick Bridge—because the brickyard is opposite——!

    A Blue Devil of France G. P. Capart
  • So Cleg took his father home to the rickety house by the brickyard.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • In the meantime he spent most of the day in a brickyard at the back.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for brickyard


a place in which bricks are made, stored, or sold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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