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Ashlar Explained

Ashlar at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ashlar \Ash"lar\, Ashler \Ash"ler\, n. [OE. ascheler, achiler,
OF. aiseler, fr. aiselle, dim. of ais plank, fr. L. axis,
assis, plank, axle. See {Axle}.]
1. (Masonry)
(a) Hewn or squared stone; also, masonry made of squared
or hewn stone.

Rough ashlar, a block of freestone as brought
from the quarry. When hammer-dressed it is known
as common ashlar. --Knight.
(b) In the United States especially, a thin facing of
squared and dressed stone upon a wall of rubble or
brick. --Knight.

ashlar at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

ashlar
n : a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes

ashlar at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* ashler

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » aisselier|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » axilla|lang=la, diminutive of Inter: term » axis||board, plank|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˈæʃlə/

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: architectur » e A large square stone; masonry making use of such stone blocks.
    1. 1973, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Dont Point That Thing at Me'' (Penguin 2001), page 108:
    2. : Even as I babbled, Jock's massy frame filled the doorway, his ill-hewn ashlar head weaving from side to side, eyes blinking at the light.
    3. A hurling stone used in warfare.

      Derived terms

      * ashlaring

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » a large square stone

  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|eisléir|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|sillar


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » masonry making use of such blocks
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|eisléireacht|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a hurling stone used in warfare
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » Bulgarian: (облицовка от) дялан камък
    • Inter: ttbc » Spanish: sillar


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * lahars
    Translation: et » ashlar
    Translation: pl » ashlar
    Translation: ru » ashlar
    Translation: ta » ashlar
    Translation: vi » ashlar