masonry

The word masonry refers both to the process of building things out of stone or brick and to the structures that result from this process. To practice masonry, you have to be strong enough to lift very heavy rocks.

Some masonry experts (called masons) essentially "glue" bricks together with mortar, making walls, outdoor stoves, or walking paths. You can also call a person who does this a bricklayer. Other masonry is made with concrete blocks, granite, or large stones. Dry stone walls are a type of masonry constructed with no mortar—the stones are shaped and arranged so that they fit together securely.

Definitions of masonry
  1. noun
    the craft of a mason
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    types:
    bricklaying
    the craft of laying bricks
    type of:
    craft, trade
    the skilled practice of a practical occupation
  2. noun
    structure built of stone or brick by a mason
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    brickwork
    masonry done with bricks and mortar
    dry masonry
    masonry without mortar
    stonework
    masonry done with stone
    cyclopean masonry
    a primitive style of masonry characterized by use of massive stones of irregular shape and size
    dry wall, dry-stone wall
    a stone wall made with stones fitted together without mortar
    nogging
    rough brick masonry used to fill in the gaps in a wooden frame
    type of:
    construction, structure
    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
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