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  1. a place where bricks are made, stored, or sold.

Origin of brickyard

An Americanism dating back to 1725–35; brick + yard2
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Examples from the Web for brickyard

Historical Examples

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

    The Johnstown Horror

    James Herbert Walker

  • Hed have to hurry if he was to get to that brickyard in seventeen minutes!

    Full-Back Foster

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Fix it up for the brickyard at—at what time do you say, Foster?

    Full-Back Foster

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • The bricks were all made in the school's brickyard, and laid by the students.

  • I know why it is called the Brick Bridge—because the brickyard is opposite——!

British Dictionary definitions for brickyard


  1. a place in which bricks are made, stored, or sold
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