bricklayer bricklayer  /b ˈrɪ ˌkleɪ ər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a craftsman skilled in building with bricks

Usage(s):

  1. His father was a bricklayer.
  2. His parents divorced before he reached school age, and it was his father--a bricklayer and farmer--who raised him.
  3. Last month the landlord posted an eviction notice on their three-room flat just as Maggiorani was starting a temporary job as a bricklayer at $2 a day.

News

  • Imagine That: In which direction did the Fickle Finger of Fate point you?

    Mark Twain created a character called Absalom Jones, "the greatest military genius our world ever produced." Absalom was a Massachusetts bricklayer who tried to enlist in the Continental Army as a private more than once, but was rejected because he’d lost both thumbs in an accident. Mark Twain implied he otherwise would have swiftly risen in rank and gone on to defeat the British to end the ...
    on July 17, 2013     Source: The Record

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Quotes

  1. TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) John McCain says he's campaigning "on behalf of Joe the Plumber and Rose the Teacher and Phil the Bricklayer and Wendy the Waitress."
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: John McCain Source: KXMC

  2. "My father was a bricklayer, and he'd take me to work with him during the summer. He taught me the meaning of hard work and dedication," Rice said. "There is nothing where I look back on my career and wondered what if I had done this. I left...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Jerry Rice Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune

  3. "They are doing a peculiar thing of trying to protect their players from playing too much rugby, it's a very, very strange thing," Loane said. "If you are going to be a very good bricklayer, you need to lay bricks, if you're going to be a...
    on Feb 13, 2007 By: Mark Loane Source: TVNZ

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