Definition of brickwork in English:

brickwork

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The bricks in a wall, house, or other structure in terms of their type or layout:

    ‘the patterned brickwork of the gables’
    • ‘The design team exposed the existing textures by sandblasting and repointing stone and brickwork.’
    • ‘The smooth red brickwork and fancy white window frames seemed untouched by human hands.’
    • ‘The Flemish bond brickwork with decoratively glazed headers recalls colonial architectural details.’
    • ‘Decorative brickwork with an interlaced pattern covers the exterior.’
    • ‘There is the occasional bit of moiré shimmer in patterns such as brickwork, but it is not obtrusive.’
    • ‘We recommend that the top triangle of brickwork of the front gable wall be taken down to first floor window head level.’
    • ‘It was considered unsightly, and always covered with either a cement render or a skin of brickwork.’
    • ‘The sitting room has polished timber flooring and original exposed brickwork on two walls.’
    • ‘The room was lit by cylindrical skylights, each placed above an alcove of unplastered brickwork with recessed pointing.’
    • ‘While plant growth can shorten the life of brickwork, a well-constructed wall should still last for many decades.’
    • ‘Early in the season, when a lot of bare earth is still visible, the brickwork become the focal point of the garden.’
    • ‘Homeowners may also decorate by way of variations in thatching patterns, brickwork, or woodworking techniques.’
    • ‘I indicated the houses with collapsed roofs, broken windows, charred brickwork and dismantled hedges.’
    • ‘The mortar has leached, leaving crevices in the red brickwork.’
    • ‘The brickwork is laid in Flemish bond with a molded brick water table.’
    • ‘In contrast with the facile legibility of the older tower's brickwork, the metal cladding is apparently casually crumpled.’
    • ‘The brickwork is all of one color and laid in Flemish bond.’
    • ‘An ingenious pattern of brickwork bonding was adopted to ensure satisfactory composite action.’
    • ‘The contrast of old brickwork with the crystalline nature of the new structure is a classic Modernist move.’
    • ‘The optimum way of ensuring an unblemished appearance is to keep brickwork clean as walls are being built.’
    1. 1.1 The craft or occupation of building structures with bricks:
      ‘in certain trades, such as brickwork, square metres would be expressed in thousands of bricks’
      • ‘He knew that I wanted to do brickwork and in the end he left me his tools.’
      • ‘All this time I thought they were a bunch of guys that did brickwork for free.’
      • ‘About 12 years ago I set up my own building company, and I went to college to do brickwork.’
  • 2British brickworks[treated as singular] A factory where bricks are made:

    ‘we head over towards the old brickworks’
    • ‘His brickworks went bankrupt, he could not pay his fine and he began to feel thoroughly depressed.’
    • ‘They are found in road-building gangs, in quarries and brickworks, on plantations and in sweatshops.’
    • ‘He was the son of a solicitor who became the director of a brickworks.’
    • ‘Analysts have been famed for their reticence to come up with profit forecasts, even for a rock-steady business such as a brewery or brickworks.’
    • ‘The screenings were held in an abandoned brickworks in inner Sydney.’

Pronunciation:

brickwork

/ˈbrɪkwəːk/