Definition of bricklayer in English:



  • A person whose job is to build walls, houses, and other structures with bricks.

    • ‘Those who were the most likely beneficiaries - bricklayers, painters, laborers - voted heavily in favor.’
    • ‘He was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and began his working life as a bricklayer.’
    • ‘What happened was a skilled bricklayer simply laid another brick, with mortar applied, onto a growing wall.’
    • ‘Strikes by bricklayers have also accelerated the trend, as builders seek ways to ensure construction completion dates.’
    • ‘Items recorded in the journals included wages paid to carpenters, bricklayers and other construction workers.’
    • ‘A bricklayer may use muriatic acid to clean up floor surfaces when he completes the floor.’
    • ‘Some urban Kurds work as bricklayers, butchers, cattle dealers, and small traders.’
    • ‘From all accounts, they are still used by Italian bricklayers and others in the building trades.’
    • ‘But learning to ride a wave requires a methodical bricklayer's approach.’
    • ‘It's still cheaper to use bricklayers but prefabricated is now an option.’
    • ‘By comparison, the rate for a bricklayer was almost four shillings a day.’
    • ‘Good bricklayers are highly skilled craftspeople.’
    • ‘The structure was subsequently built by the London bricklayer and the plasterer.’
    • ‘After leaving school at 16 he trained as a bricklayer and plasterer.’
    • ‘Some future school construction workers will be saved the awful fate of the bricklayer I saw die.’
    • ‘He was a keen bricklayer and built a treble garage with a pitched roof and cavity walls.’
    • ‘Maybe I'll be a bricklayer, but at least I'll be doing something I want to do.’
    • ‘One of them told us, ‘If that's art, hereafter I'm a bricklayer.’’
    • ‘Once the bricklayer and mason contractor leave the job, it is important to protect the completed masonry.’
    • ‘The Air Service shipped some 3,000 carpenters, bricklayers, and laborers to England to prepare these facilities.’
    construction worker, labourer, ganger, craftsman, bricklayer
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