[ ash-ler ]
/ ˈæʃ lər /
- 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.
Carpentry. a short stud between joists and sloping rafters, especially near the eaves.
verb (used with object)
to face with ashlars.
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British Dictionary definitions for ashler
/ (ˈæʃlə) /
a block of hewn stone with straight edges for use in building
Also called: ashlar veneer a thin dressed stone with straight edges, used to face a wall
masonry made of ashlar
Word Origin for ashlar
C14: from Old French aisselier crossbeam, from ais board, from Latin axis axletree; see axis 1
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