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

Pronunciation

brickwork

/ˈbrɪkˌwərk//ˈbrikˌwərk/