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[brik-ley-ing] /ˈbrɪkˌleɪ ɪŋ/
the act or occupation of laying bricks in construction.
Origin of bricklaying
1475-85; brick + laying
Related forms
bricklayer, noun Unabridged
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  • It was to ensure, not only that bricklaying should survive and succeed, but that every bricklayer should survive and succeed.

    A Short History of England G. K. Chesterton
  • The rudiments of bricklaying, painting, and paper-hanging are also taught.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • The pointing of a wall, as previously mentioned, is done either with the bricklaying or at the completion of the work.

  • Certainly I could do the carpentry myself; on a pinch I could do the bricklaying too.

    Missing Friends Thorvald Weitemeyer
  • In typewriting, in typesetting, in bricklaying, or in the highest type of mental work the result is the same.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • For instance, take a man with a regular trade, say bricklaying or carpentering.

  • The following tenders had been accepted for the new Fish Wharves:—bricklaying.

    Yarmouth Notes Frederick Danby Palmer
  • We can hardly expect a lad of fourteen who is good enough to floor the London matriculation taking to bricklaying?

  • bricklaying consists in placing one brick upon another in mortar, chiefly in the construction of walls, chimneys, and ovens.

British Dictionary definitions for bricklaying


the technique or practice of laying bricks
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