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cavity wall

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noun Masonry.
  1. a wall built with an enclosed inner space to prevent penetration by water.

Origin of cavity wall

First recorded in 1905–10
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Historical Examples

  • Many English provincial authorities in determining the thickness of a cavity-wall, take the outer portion into consideration.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3


British Dictionary definitions for cavity wall

cavity wall

  1. a wall that consists of two separate walls, joined by wall-ties, with an airspace between them
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