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  1. brick construction, as contrasted with that using other materials.
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Origin of brickwork

First recorded in 1570–80; brick + work
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Examples from the Web for brickwork

Historical Examples

  • The little inequalities which came into the brickwork delighted us.

    A Daughter of the Middle Border

    Hamlin Garland

  • He leapt clean over its head, and was flung back—by the brickwork.

  • His sharp tug detached a mass of the plant from the brickwork.

    The Hand in the Dark

    Arthur J. Rees

  • A board let into the brickwork served for bed, bench and table.

  • Enclosed in this huge labyrinth of brickwork is the relic of which I spoke.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

British Dictionary definitions for brickwork


  1. a structure, such as a wall, built of bricks
  2. construction using bricks
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