One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Point (brickwork) with colored mortar so as to have a narrow groove which is filled with fine white lime putty allowed to project slightly.
- ‘The house outside my window needs to be tuck-pointed.’
- ‘Repairing cracked mortar is called tuck-pointing.’
- ‘The brick has been tuck-pointed, windows have been restored, and some window framing was replaced.’
- ‘We have had our walls regularly tuck-pointed and the bay ground out and repointed, but it hasn't solved the problem.’
- ‘The brick walls were sand blasted and tuck-pointed on the inside.’
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