Definition of English bond in US English:

English bond


  • A bond used in brickwork consisting of alternate courses of stretchers and headers.

    • ‘Garden walls built using English bond are one brick wide.’
    • ‘New brickwork (both blue in the middle and reddish in the new mass to the east) properly follows the English bond of the original work (alternate rows of headers and stretchers).’
    • ‘When you reach the end and start the second course, remember that the first brick starts halfway along the brick below it, assuming you are using English bond.’