Definition of brickwork in US English:

brickwork

noun

  • 1The bricks in a wall, house, or other structure, typically in terms of their type or layout.

    ‘the patterned brickwork of the gables’
    • ‘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 contrast of old brickwork with the crystalline nature of the new structure is a classic Modernist move.’
    • ‘The sitting room has polished timber flooring and original exposed brickwork on two walls.’
    • ‘An ingenious pattern of brickwork bonding was adopted to ensure satisfactory composite action.’
    • ‘Early in the season, when a lot of bare earth is still visible, the brickwork become the focal point of the garden.’
    • ‘The smooth red brickwork and fancy white window frames seemed untouched by human hands.’
    • ‘It was considered unsightly, and always covered with either a cement render or a skin of brickwork.’
    • ‘We recommend that the top triangle of brickwork of the front gable wall be taken down to first floor window head level.’
    • ‘While plant growth can shorten the life of brickwork, a well-constructed wall should still last for many decades.’
    • ‘The brickwork is all of one color and laid in Flemish bond.’
    • ‘Homeowners may also decorate by way of variations in thatching patterns, brickwork, or woodworking techniques.’
    • ‘The mortar has leached, leaving crevices in the red brickwork.’
    • ‘The design team exposed the existing textures by sandblasting and repointing stone and brickwork.’
    • ‘The room was lit by cylindrical skylights, each placed above an alcove of unplastered brickwork with recessed pointing.’
    • ‘There is the occasional bit of moiré shimmer in patterns such as brickwork, but it is not obtrusive.’
    • ‘Decorative brickwork with an interlaced pattern covers the exterior.’
    • ‘The Flemish bond brickwork with decoratively glazed headers recalls colonial architectural details.’
    • ‘I indicated the houses with collapsed roofs, broken windows, charred brickwork and dismantled hedges.’
    • ‘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 walls, houses, or other structures with bricks.
      • ‘About 12 years ago I set up my own building company, and I went to college to do brickwork.’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

brickwork

/ˈbrɪkˌwərk//ˈbrikˌwərk/