Masonry is the building of structures from individual units, which are often laid in and bound together by mortar; the term masonry can also refer to the units themselves. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, building stone such as marble, granite, and limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, and adobe. Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction. However, the materials used, the quality of the mortar and workmanship, and the pattern in which the units are assembled can substantially affect the durability of the overall masonry construction. A person who constructs masonry is called a mason or bricklayer. These are both classified as construction trades.
misspelling of masonry
The art or occupation of a mason.
“He studied masonry for five years.”
The work or performance of a mason
“The masonry was exquisite.”
That which is built by a mason; anything constructed of the materials used by masons, such as stone, brick, tiles, or the like. Dry masonry is applied to structures made without mortar.
“The masonry was cracked.”
The craft, institution, or mysteries of Freemasons; Freemasonry.
“cracks in the finished masonry”
the occupation or work of a mason
“hands roughened from carpentry and masonry”
“the ‘degrees’ found in Masonry are symbolic practices”