masonry

[ mey-suh n-ree ]
/ ˈmeɪ sən ri /

noun, plural ma·son·ries.

the craft or occupation of a mason.
work constructed by a mason, especially stonework: the crumbling masonry of ancient walls.
(initial capital letter) Freemasonry.

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Origin of masonry

1325–75; Middle English masonerie < Middle French maçonnerie. See mason, -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for masonry

masonry
/ (ˈmeɪsənrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

the craft of a mason
work that is built by a mason; stonework or brickwork
(often capital) short for Freemasonry
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