queen-closure

queen closer

[kloh-zer]
noun Masonry.
1.
a brick of normal length and thickness but of half normal width, used to complete a course or to space regular bricks.
2.
a brick of half the usual length, for completing a course or for spacing regular bricks.
Also called queen closure.
Compare king closer.


Origin:
1835–45

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