One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action of filling the joints of brickwork or masonry with mortar.‘the pointing and grouting of masonry and brick’
- ‘Mr Tytherleigh noted in his report that there was some open joint pointing to the standstone copings, and commented that some modest pointing was appropriate.’
- ‘This refurbishment includes replacement, pointing and refurbishment of stonework on the four faces and the north and south transepts.’
- ‘Thus, a drawing by Chiaruttini of 1786 demonstrates that Canova used this form of pointing with a scaled frame and plumb lines for the production of his monument to Clement XIV.’
- 1.1 Cement or mortar used to fill the joints of brickwork or masonry, especially when added externally to a wall to improve its appearance and weatherproofing.‘the old pointing must be dug out as deep as possible’
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