- a squared building stone cut more or less true on all faces adjacent to those of other stones so as to permit very thin mortar joints.
- such stones collectively.
- masonry made of them.
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The name "brick-ashlar" is given to walls faced with ashlar stonework backed in with brickwork.
They were made of rubble ashlar masonry, three feet square and seven feet in height.A Study of Recent Earthquakes|Charles Davison
Ashlar, masonry consisting of stones squared and smoothed in front and built in regular courses.
He raised his eyes as he spoke to where the walls in question showed their ashlar faces over the trees.A Laodicean|Thomas Hardy
In the interior there is no plaster, but the whole of the church is faced with solid Bath ashlar.The Church Index|William Pepperell