tuck pointing

tuck pointing

noun Masonry.
pointing that has an ornamental fillet of putty, lime, or chalk projecting from the mortar joint.
Also called tuck and pat pointing.


Origin:
1880–85

tuck-pointer, noun
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tuck-point

[tuhk-point]
verb (used with object)
to finish (masonry) with tuck pointing.

Origin:
1880–85

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tuck pointing

in building construction, technique of finishing masonry joints with a fine, pointed ridge of mortar, for decorative purposes, instead of the usual slightly convex finish in ordinary masonwork. The term is sometimes used for pointing (q.v.) as in masonry repair.

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